Dec. 3-6: Cookie Houses, a Harry Potter Escape Room, Evergreen Exploration and What’s in the Box? Resizeimage72
Photo courtesy of Crowder County Park
Learn about evergreen trees and the creatures that call them home over the winter at a fun program in Apex this week.

This week in the Triangle, build a cookie house at one of two library locations in Raleigh, escape from detention in a Harry Potter-themed escape room at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham, find out what’s going on with evergreens over the winter months at a program at Crowder County Park in Apex and explore animals in art at a fun recurring program at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Cookie Houses FREE

Elementary-aged children can meet at either the North Regional Library or the Northeast Regional Library, both in Raleigh, for a fun afternoon of building holiday-themed cookie houses from graham crackers, icing and candy treats. Both locations’ events run from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, and require preregistration. All materials are provided except creativity.

photo courtesy of courtney knopick

Harry Potter Escape Room FREE

Join staff at Durham’s Southwest Regional Library for a Harry Potter-themed escape room experience. Teen and tween wizards-in-training will be “locked” in Professor Vector’s office for detention and try to escape within a half hour using clues they find in the room. Three sessions are available on Dec. 4, and each one is 30 minutes long: 4 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Preregistration is required.

photo courtesy of the shore family

Nature Watchers: Forever Green

On Dec. 5, kids ages 3-5 can find out how pine trees stay so green when it’s cold outside, and what sorts of animals live in evergreens during the winter. Park staff at Crowder County Park in Apex will lead an exploration of those topics and more during a winter stroll around the park, while doing a thematic art project and during a reading of “The Sheltering Cedar” by local author Anne Marshall Runyon. The fee is $4 per child, and preregistration is required for the 11 a.m-noon session. Meet at the park’s Upper Pavilion.

photo courtesy of crowder county park

What’s in the Box? 

Kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers will have fun while exploring art together at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Museum staff will introduce you to a work of art from the museum and lead you in activities that stretch your imagination. This session’s theme is animals, so you’ll talk about furry, feathered or scaly animals in pieces of art. Choose from sessions at 9:15, 10:15 or 11:15 a.m., all on Dec. 6. Preregistration is required and the cost is $8 per child ($6 for members). Caregivers are free. The activity takes place in the museum’s East Building on Level A.

photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of art


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