Fun Things to Do in the Triangle this Week, Jan. 15-18

MLK Jr., nature play, snowflake crafts and more
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored this Monday with events throughout the Triangle

This week, honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events all over the Triangle, play in nature at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh, hear a story and do a craft at Blue Jay Point in Raleigh, and enjoy free admission at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science on one of their Community Days. 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

Jan.15 is the day that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his accomplishments. Check out this list of Triangle area events. 

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Nature Play Days FREE

This Jan. 16 from 10 a.m.-noon, come out and play at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Prairie Ridge Ecostation. The Nature PlaySpace will be stocked with extra special materials and supplies, and a play facilitator will be there to help out. Make sure to dress for the weather and be ready to get messy! This drop-in event recurs every Tuesday and is intended for kids ages 7 and younger. No preregistration is required.

photo courtesy of prairie ridge ecostation


Nature Stories: Just Chillin’

Have a blast with snow stories and snowflake crafts at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh from 1-2 p.m. on Jan. 17. Theme-related stories and activities for parent and child ages 3-5 years. The fee is $4 per child, and preregistration is requested.

photo courtesy of casa wilson


Durham Community Day at the Museum of Life and Science

This Thursday, Jan. 18, is Durham Community Day at the Museum of Life and Science. Durham County residents with proper proof of residency are admitted FREE to the museum along with up to five children per adult. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., so you have plenty of time to enjoy this interactive science park. Special programs that are scheduled throughout the day include becoming an environmental investigator in The Lab, viewing a butterfly release, snake and alligator feeding, crash test demonstrations and “Meet the Insect Keeper.” Not a Durham County resident? No problem: You can purchase tickets at the door.

photo courtesy of David Ingram

 

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