January 2017: Fun Family Outings
Wild animals play with Christmas trees at the Conservators Center Jan. 7 and 21.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Butzer
Humans aren’t the only ones who like fresh Christmas trees. Watch as wild animals – including lions, tigers and binturongs – wrestle and play with Christmas trees donated from a local farm during the Tree Toss event, noon-3 p.m., Jan. 7 and 21, at the Conservators Center in Caswell County. The self-guided walkabout also features an opportunity for visitors to craft a toy for the animals. Purchase tickets, $18-$24, online.
Join PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger and his friends on an interactive adventure as they explore their vibrant Neighborhood of Make-Believe. In the legacy of the beloved TV series “Mister Rodgers Neighborhood,” this stage performance delights young audiences with songs about friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. Show times are 2 and 5:30 p.m. at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Purchase tickets, $29.50, online at ticketmaster.com.
"Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" is Jan. 21 at DPAC.
Photo courtesy of Alan Alabastro
Join the statewide kickoff to Black History Month when the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh hosts the 16th annual African American Cultural Celebration, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More than 75 entertainers will showcase African American history through music, dance, drama, art, cuisine and more. Admission is free. Learn more.
Explore African-American culture in Raleigh.
Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of History