Weekend Family Fun Across the Triangle
Here are some fun things to do with the kids this weekend
Reptile & Amphibian Day is this weekend at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Hop or slither on by.
Photo courtesy of Peter Villadsen
This weekend in the Triangle, feed your fascination in reptiles and amphibians at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, enjoy a fun festival at Northgate Mall in Durham, learn about farming in the 1800s at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, and take a tour focused on the changing seasons at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.
Take a deep dive into the world of toads and come face-to-face with a menagerie of reptiles and amphibians from North Carolina and around the world at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ 25th annual Reptile & Amphibian Day March 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This free event is the largest of its kind in the country. Attendees of all ages will enjoy education stations, live animals, presentations, guest exhibitors, craft activities and more. View a comprehensive list here.
image courtesy of the north carolina museum of natural sciences
Northgate Mall and the Durham Arts Council are teaming up again for a fun-filled family day for children and their families March 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy food, face painting, balloon twisting, performances and vendors specializing in children’s activities. This event is free and open to the public.
photo courtesy of northgate mall
For almost 200 years, farmers brought their wheat and corn to what is now the mill at Raleigh’s Historic Yates Mill County Park to have their grains ground into flour and meal. On March 17, drop by the park’s visitor center anytime from 1-5 p.m. to see a tabletop display about what tasks 19th-century farmers and their families would be doing at this time of year as part of their life on a farm. Find out how farmers plowed the fields and planted crops in the 1800s without modern equipment, see sample farm artifacts and plant a seed in a newspaper pot to take home. This display and activity is appropriate for all ages and registration is not required.
photo courtesy of historic yates mill county park
The whole family can tour the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh March 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m., to learn about season changes in the natural world. This tour is intended for kids ages 5-11 and their adult caregivers. Meet at the West Building Information Desk promptly at 10:30 a.m. to begin this free tour.
photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of art