8 Family-Friendly Events in the Triangle: February 2021
From museum events to Groundhog Day
Through Feb 28
Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book & Oasis Spaces in North Carolina at North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh
The North Carolina Museum of History has a new pop-up panel display opening this Jan. 28. Learn fascinating details about the Green Book, the annual travel guide that helped African Americans navigate Jim Crow segregation. Read more here.
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.
Groundhog Day at NC Museum of Natural Sciences (Virtual)
This year’s Groundhog Day celebration goes virtual. The museum streams the ceremony, which features the furry Sir Walter Wally, at noon that day. The program also includes fun facts and other entertainment. More info here.
Oceans: Our Blue Planet at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
At the museum’s IMAx theater. check out this epic look into the Earth’s onceans. “New science and technology have allowed scientists to make more discoveries in the past 10 years than the last 100,” the doc says. More info here.
Through March 24
Supported Playgroups via Kidzu, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill (Virtual)
Kidzu’s supported playgroups are held on Wednesdays 9 a.m.-10 a.m. for 10 weeks, through March 24. Registration is required, but the progra, is free for Orange County caregivers and kids aged 0-3. More info here.
Also: Read about the “Your Hive” rentals at the museum, which allows private takeovers of the space, here.
Through Jun. 1, 2021
“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.”
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.