Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Feb. 2-4
Groundhogs, owls, Native American culture and "pay-what-you-can" admission to Kidzu Children's Museum
Enjoy Native American culture at the the American Indian Pow Wow in Durham this weekend.
Photo courtesy of the North Carolina School of Science and Math
Whether Sir Walter Wally sees his shadow or not, there are fun things to do all over the Triangle this weekend. Catch the “Shadow Ceremony” for Raleigh’s groundhog at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, go for an evening hike and search for owls and other nocturnal creatures at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, learn about teeth and get a FREE dental screening at the Poe Center in Raleigh, experience Native American culture at a pow wow in Durham and enjoy pay-what-you-can admission to Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill.
Groundhog Day 2018 FREE
Meet Raleigh’s own Sir Walter Wally Friday, Feb. 2 and get his prediction for the next six weeks. The Shadow Ceremony is at noon on Bicentennial Plaza in front of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Mayor Nancy McFarlane will take part in the festivities acting as this year’s “Groundhog Whisperer.” Other fun activities will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first floor of the museum.
Snerd the groundhog will be at White Deer Park (2400 Aversboro Rd., Garner) for Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources' annual Groundhog Day celebration, with festivities kicking off at 10 a.m. Snerd will reveal his prediction to Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams at noon.
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Do you hear screeches at night? It might be the local Eastern Screech-Owl. Join staff from Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville for an evening hike as you search for owls and other nocturnal creatures. Learn about owls, see what their homes look like and find out how you can build your very own owl box. This FREE program is set for Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. Preregistration is required.
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Terrific Teeth Day FREE
February is Dental Health Month, so brush up on your cavity fighting power and learn about your amazing teeth at the Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh. This event takes place Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and features FREE dental screenings for children under age 12, tooth fairy crafts, a magic show and more. No registration is required.
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This family-friendly event features music, dance, arts, crafts and food celebrating the first Americans. The North Carolina School of Science and Math hosts American Indian dancers, musicians and artists from across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for this fun way to learn about and celebrate the region's rich American Indian culture. The pow wow takes place Feb. 3 from noon-5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person 6 and up and FREE for kids ages 5 and younger.
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Feb. 4 is the first Sunday of the month, which means admission at Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill is on a donation basis. Visitors can check out old favorite experiences as well as new ones like "The Makery," "Gravitron," "Build Guild," "Farm to Fork," the "Flexible Forest," "Forest Theater," "Spin Zone," "The Hive," "The Front Yard" and the "Book Nook." Kidzu Children's Museum is open 1-5 p.m., so there will be lots of time to explore.
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