Nov. 9-11: Veterans Day, Darwin Day, WWI Poppies and Colorful Feelings
Discover ways to thank veterans for their service to our country
Remember veterans as we approach Veterans Day with activities in Raleigh and Durham.
Photo courtesy of Steven Murphy
This weekend in the Triangle, learn about Veterans Day and make cards to send to veterans at a program at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh; explore Charles Darwin’s theories and their impact on modern science at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh; find out about Durham residents’ impact on World War I and make crafts of the era at a program at West Point on the Eno in Durham; and explore how artists convey feelings through their use of colors at a tour of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.
On Veterans Day, the United States honors the men and women who serve and have served our country. Learn about this important holiday at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh and make thank you cards to send to some of our veterans. This activity takes place on Nov. 9 from 10-11 a.m. and is appropriate for all ages. Although the activity is free, registration is required.
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Darwin Day FREE
Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on modern science, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Nov. 10, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Attendees can enjoy hands-on science stations like "Lemurs: The Living Fossils of Madagascar," "The Secret Life of Lichens," "Awesome Aquaponics" and more. A selection of winning films from the 2018 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards will be shown throughout the day. This event includes games and crafts for all ages. Admission is free and no registration is required.
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Celebrate Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I this Nov. 10 at West Point on the Eno in Durham. Attendees will learn about Durham residents’ lives and involvement in World War I, then make a red poppy pin and peg doll to take home. Drop in anytime from 10 a.m.-noon to participate. This is designed with kids ages 5-12 in mind, and caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration is required.
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Take a half-hour tour with your 5-11 year old at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh this Nov. 11. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the West Building Information Desk, attendees will discover the ways artists play with colors and moods to communicate their vision. This tour is free and requires no preregistration.
photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of art