Fun Things to Do in the Triangle Feb. 5-8
Learn about inventors, hear an animal story, explore new technology and take a nature hike
Explore new techonologies, like 3-D printing, virtual reality and more at the MakerLab in Durham this week.
Photo courtesy of David Ingram
This week’s picks include learning about African American Inventors at Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh, enjoying a fun animal story and activity at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh, exploring new technology at the MakerLab in Durham, and taking a nature hike and hearing a story at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh.
Join other kids in grades 3-5 and read “Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-soaking Stream of Inventions” by Chris Barten. Then learn about some other African American inventors you may not already know about. This program takes place Feb. 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh. Preregistration is requested.
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Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, donkeys can kick their legs ... and so can you! The animals of “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle invite young readers to mimic their antics as they play. This program will take place Feb. 6, 10:30-11 a.m., at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh, and is designed for ages 18 months-3. You and your child will listen to a story, practice developmentally appropriate skills, interact with other youngsters and enjoy nature outside. The fee is $2 per child and registration is required to ensure a spot.
photo courtesy of blue jay point county park staff
Open Maker Days FREE
Join in the fun at Open Maker Days at the MakerLab at Northgate Mall in Durham Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Explore technologies such as 3-D printing, robotics, virtual reality and more. This activity is ideal for elementary-aged children through adults. No registration is required.
photo courtesy of Melissa Fletcher
Participate in a nature walk and story at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Feb. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy the outdoors and hear a story geared toward ages 6 and younger. The hike will take place on natural surface trails, so a carrier or rugged stroller is recommended. Make sure to dress for the weather and stick around for Nature PlaySpace following the program. No preregistration is necessary.
photo courtesy of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Cathy Fergen