Fun Things to Do in the Triangle this Week, Jan. 22-25
This weekend enjoy icicle art, fun with steam, a traveling exhibit and citizen scientist opportunity
Help out at Harris Lake County Park by being a Citizen Scientist this week.
Photo courtesy of the Balogh family
These are perfect days to get out of the house. Interesting finds and adventures this week include making icicle art at Crowder County Park in Apex, fun with Ozobots and Google Cardboard at a library in Durham, using your brain power to solve problems at a traveling exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and becoming a Citizen Scientist at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill.
Winter is the perfect time to experiment with frozen water, and kids can do just that at Crowder County Park in Apex on Jan. 22 from 11 a.m.-noon. Paint with ice and then make a glittery icicle craft to hang at home. This project is appropriate for all ages and is FREE. Registration is not required. Meet at the Cardinal Shelter.
photo courtesy of the purcell family
Pop-Up Maker Space FREE
Join staff at South Regional Library in Durham on Jan. 23, 3-4 p.m., for a chance to experiment with Ozobots, Google Cardboard and more. This activity is FREE and ideal for kids in grades 6-12. No preregistration is necessary.
photo courtesy of the Rowell family with special thanks to heather shulman
Get in at the beginning of this fantastic exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, which requires you and the family to put your brain to the test. Maneuver your way through a collection of 3-D puzzles and full body games. Get creative with your problem-solving, have some fun and nurture your inner genius. The traveling exhibit runs from now until Sept. 3 during normal museum hours, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are free for museum members and $5 each for nonmembers. Find out more here.
photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of natural sciences
Volunteer your time Jan. 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m., with monitoring and citizen science projects at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill. Tasks will vary depending on what needs attention, and may include cleaning, repairing or installing habitat boxes, monitoring current boxes, and assisting with other relevant tasks. Come prepared to learn and work as you manage the area's natural resources. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves and a water bottle. All participants must have a signed Volunteer Release. This FREE activity is intended for anyone ages 10 and older, and advance online registration is required.
photo courtesy of harris lake county park