10 Family-Friendly Events in the Triangle: April 2021
From egg hunts to live theatre
Raleigh Sports Card Hobby Memorabilia Gaming & Comic Book Show
Gov. James E. Holshouser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh
Tidewater Cards and Collectibles presents this show, with more than 200 vendor tables. Admission is $5, with kids 12 and under getting in for free. The event runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More info here.
Through April 4
Egg Hunt with Goats at Spring Haven Farm
5306 Homer Ruffin Rd., Chapel Hill
This recurring even through April 4, running $13.50, offers a chance to egg hunt alongside the baby goats of Spring Haven Farm. Our horses will eagerly greet you at our entrance and other animals will be available to interact with and enjoy throughout the day. “There will be springtime treats to eat and drink and music to listen to,” the farm says. “Kids can pet the baby goats and take the Tractor Train Express to join in all the fun of the day.” More info here.
Through April 5
Egg-stra Special Egg Hunts
No registration is required for these egg hunts from Raleigh Parks, with multple locations: Abbotts Creek Community Center (9950 Durant Rd.); Biltmore Hills Community Center (2615 Fitzgerald Dr.); Pullen Community Center (408 Ashe Ave.); and Tarboro Road Community Center (121 N Tarboro St.). “Pick up a sheet at the front door and start searching for giant wooden eggs hidden all around the park. Count up the number of eggs and submit your answer for a chance to win a prize!” More info here.
Raleigh Little Theatre’s “The Last Five Years” with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra
301 Pogue St.
RLT and the RSO collaborate on an concert-style performance of this Drama Desk award-winner. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m., with tickets running $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. More info here.
Historic Oakwood 32nd Annual Garden Tour
418 North Person St.
This year’s event is a self-guided walking tour, using a smartphone app that focuses on Historic’s Oakwood’s gardens. “Iced tea will be served during the walking tour in select gardens and each ticket-purchaser will receive a small goodie-bag with sweet and savory treats from local businesses,” the Eventbrite says. The event runs $20, and time slots can be found here.
Through April 30
StoryWalk at Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh
StoryWalk experiences created by Anne Ferguson and developed in collaboration with Kellogg-Hubbard Library are popping up in a number of parks in the area from Apex to East Raleigh. The program combines the “pleasures of reading a children’s book while taking a nature walk.” Read more about the StoryWalk program here.
Through Jun. 1, 2021
Exhibit: Toy Boom!
“The baby-boomer years were a time of more in America… including more toys,” says Katie Edwards, the curator of popular culture at the North Carolina Museum of History. “We created this exhibit to help North Carolinians reflect on their paths from childhood to adulthood, including the toys that paved the way.” Toy Boom’s artifacts are “curated into unique environments, including TV westerns, space age, zany toys, creative toys, dolls, action figures and more.”
Through July 11
Exhibit: Golden Mummies of Egypt
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
This exhibit showcases eight mummies and explores Ancient Egypt and the era’s conceptions of life and the afterlife. “The exhibition journey traces expectations for the afterlife and introduces cultural constructions of identity, strikingly demonstrated by the haunting painted panel portraits,” the museum says.
Tour with Historic Raleigh Trolley
Looking for more general tidbits of knowledge on Raleigh? That is the tour’s bread and butter, and can be done almost any Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from March 13 to December. The Thursday and Friday tours start from Moore Square, while the Saturday tours start at Mordecai Historic Park. This guided expedition will make its way to several locations in downtown, including the Joel Lane Museum House and City Market before returning back to home base. Each tour is one hour and has start times of 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Splash in a Public Swimming Pool
What better way to escape on a cold and dark day than to jump into a sparkling light-filled pool? If your family likes to swim, head to a pool for inexpensive exercise. Some facilities offer special equipment for kids. See our roundup of indoor pools here.