Sept. 10-13: Box Turtle Discovery, History of Football, Open Painting Studio and Nature Storytime
Explore turtles, football, painting and gardens with your child
Learn about a day in the life of a turtle at a fun Harris Lake County Park program in New Hill this week.
Photo courtesy of Christine Scott
This week in the Triangle, find out about a day in the life of a box turtle at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill, learn the history of football at a program at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, express your creativity during open studio hours at OWL Art Studio in Raleigh, and explore Sarah P. Duke Gardens then hear a nature-themed story in Durham.
Experience a day in the life of a box turtle through a special book by William T. George titled, “Box Turtle at Long Pond.” Learn about what makes turtles so wonderful, meet a real turtle and create a turtle craft to take home. This program is suitable for children ages 1-6 and takes place at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill on Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-noon. The fee is $4 per child and preregistration is required. Meet at the Cypress Shelter.
photo courtesy of patricia earnhardt tyndall
It’s football season, so it’s the perfect time to take your 3-5 year old to the North Carolina Museum of History to learn about the sport’s history Sept. 11, 10-10:45 a.m. You and your child can find out how the sport came to be and create a handheld game to take home. The fee is $5 per child for the general public and free for museum members. Preregister here.
photo courtesy of deaven meadors
On Sept. 12, stop in at OWL Art Studio in Raleigh with your child ages 5 and older for an open studio painting experience. Drop in noon-5 p.m. and create a painting on an 11-inch-by-17-inch stretched canvas for $17, or on a sheet of 9-inch-by-12-inch watercolor paper for $10. All supplies and tools are provided. Bring snacks, drinks and friends, and don’t forget your creativity. No preregistration is necessary.
photo courtesy of Diana Medlin/owl art studio
Nature Storytime FREE
On Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m., children ages 3-5 can enjoy the outdoors together at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. Enjoy a nature-themed story and a related activity or garden walk. No preregistration is required at this drop-in program. The activity is free, but there is a $2-per-hour parking fee. Meet at the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden.
photo courtesy of sarah p. duke gardens