Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Week, Dec. 18-21
This week you can make a winter craft at Crowder District Park in Apex, learn about historic toys at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, explore animal constellations at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and open the time traveler's trunk for a peek into history at West Point on the Eno in Durham.
The first day of winter is right around the corner, so welcome the season by making a snow globe to take home. Meet at the Cardinal Shelter at Crowder District Park Dec. 18 from 11 a.m.-noon for this FREE activity. The program is suitable for kids of all ages, and no registration is required.
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Children have been playing with toys and using them to learn important skills for thousands of years. Join the staff at Historic Yates Mill County Park Dec. 19, 10-11 a.m., to read a story, explore the kinds of toys children play with around the world, and make a historic toy to take home. Bring your favorite toy to share with the group. This activity is suitable for all ages and the fee is $1 per person. Preregistration is required.
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Discover some of the common animal constellations and learn about the names and legends of the stars in the sky while learning about Earth’s place in our solar system at this informative class at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Set for Dec. 20, 10–11:30 a.m., this program costs $10 per participant ($7.50 for members) and is intended for children ages 8 and older. Preregistration is a must.
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Go back in time in park staff at West Point on the Eno to explore the history that surrounds all of us. On Dec. 21 from 10 -11 a.m., your preschooler can enjoy an hour of history-themed reading, activities and crafts. You never know what will pop out of the time traveler's trunk. The cost of this program is $2 for city residents and $7 for nonresidents, and preregistration is required.
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