Nov. 2-4: Teen Science Café, a Ghost Walk, Fiesta Fantástica and a Fall Foliage Hike
Learn about Day of the Dead and watch the movie "Coco" this weekend at the North Carolina Museum of Art
Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art
This weekend in the Triangle, learn about how the immune system has evolved at a program at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh; take a spooky ghost walk and hear ghost stories about places you’ll see in downtown Durham; watch the movie “Coco” and learn about the Day of the Dead at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh; and hike through beautiful fall foliage at Prairie Ridge Ecostation also in Raleigh.
Teen Science Café FREE
On Nov. 2, 6-7 p.m., your teen can explore the evolution of the immune system at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science’s Daily Planet Café. Talk about the history of the race between hosts and pathogens, learn about the genetics of the immune system, and find out about environmental changes that impact immunity with scientists Alex Dornburg and Jeff Yoder. No preregistration is necessary.
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This family-friendly, 1.5-mile walking tour of downtown Durham combines local ghost stories, folklore and local history as participants visit six different ghost and paranormal sites involving stories related to Bull Durham Factory, the Kress Store Building, Devil’s Teacher, Hotel Malbourne Memory, the Snow Building and the Liggett-Myers Factory. The two-hour tour runs 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and is designed for adults and kids ages 8 and older. Tickets are $10.71, including fees, for ages 8-14; and $16.09 for ages 15 and older. Advance ticket purchase is required. You’ll get exact meeting location details immediately upon purchasing tickets, but in general terms, you’ll meet at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham to begin the tour.
photo courtesy of Beth Shugg
Take a trip through the Land of the Dead at a movie fiesta at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh Nov. 3. Enjoy lively music, food trucks, face painting, festive art-making and the Disney movie, “Coco.” Activities take place in the Museum Park Theater from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 and the movie starts at 6:45 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance and are $8 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Children under age 6 are free but still need a ticket.
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Fall Foliage FREE
Fall is here and leaves are changing colors. Join the staff at Prairie Ridge Ecostation Nov. 4, 2-3 p.m., in the Nature PlaySpace and take a walk along the Forest Loop in search of natural and vibrant colors and learn why seasons change. Finish at the pond and show off the fall leaves you’ve collected. This program is appropriate for all ages. Closed-toed shoes and outdoor-appropriate clothing are recommended. No preregistration is necessary.
photo courtesy of darla gurth