Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, April 27-29
Search for nighttime creatures, check out SciTech Expo, attend a book swap and more
Explore Crowder County Park after dark to find nocturnal creatures this weekend.
Photo courtesy of Gina Harmeyer
This weekend, search for nighttime creatures by flashlight at Crowder County Park in Apex, check out SciTech Expo at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, change out your old books for new-to-you books at a book swap at Northgate Mall in Durham and stroll through historic Hillsborough as you learn about the area’s Revolutionary War history.
Crowder County Park in Apex comes alive after dark. Let the moon guide your way as you stroll around the pond in search of nighttime critters, play fun games and try to catch some nocturnal bugs. Don't forget a flashlight to spot the spiders! This activity takes place on April 27 from 7:30-8:30 p.m, is suitable for all ages and costs $1 per person. Preregistration is required. Meet at the Heron Shelter.
photo courtesy of crowder county park
SciTech Expo FREE
Experience the SciTech Expo April 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, where the whole family can immerse themselves in the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. You’ll be able to test-drive a robot, create your own slime, build a boat out of duct tape or work on a large LEGO project. There will be more than 50 hands-on exhibits, games, crafts, activities and presentations. You’ll also be able to learn about the Triangle’s promising future as a leader in STEM fields. A schedule of events is available here.
photo courtesy of the north carolina department of natural and cultural resources
Families are invited to bring infant, children’s and teen books they already have read to swap out for other books, all for FREE at the Diversity in Action Children’s Day-Book Day event for April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Durham County Library is presenting this event, which takes place in Durham’s Northgate Mall Children’s Alleyway near Entrance 2. Children will also be able to make crafts, play with robots, listen to stories and watch dances from around the world.
photo courtesy of daisy adkins
On April 29, 11 a.m.-12 :30 p.m., take a walk in Hillsborough and learn about the area’s history from military historian Tom Magnuson. Offered by the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, this hike will focus on the Revolutionary War era. Tickets are $12 per person and may be purchased here. Meet your guide at the Hillsborough Visitors Center.
Photo of Ayr Mount in downtown hillsborough courtesy of Jeffrey M. Frank