Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Feb. 23-25

S'mores, history hike, kids-only career fair, volunteer opportunities and more
Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Your teen can find out about volunteering opportunities at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences this weekend.

This weekend offers a wide variety of activities for your family to enjoy. Make s’mores at Morreene Road Park in Durham, go on a history hike at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh, show your child the vast array of careers available to him or her at the Future Me Kids Career Fair at Marbles Kid Museum and find out what volunteer opportunities await your teen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Community Campfire: Folk Tales FREE

Join other families as you sit next to a warm crackling campfire at Morreene Road Park in Durham Feb. 23, 7-8 p.m. The park builds the fire and provides ingredients to make s’mores – all you need to do is not burn the marshmallow. This activity is FREE and no preregistration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


History Hike FREE

Join staff at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh for a hike through the old farmstead Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-noon. The property tour will include all of the buildings and features of the park, including hands-on interactive activities. Learn more about what life would be like growing up at Oak View and the changes in farm life in Raleigh from the mid-19th century through today. This hike is appropriate for all ages and is FREE. Registration is required for each attendee. 

photo courtesy of historic oak view county park 

Future Me Kids Career Fair

Saturday, Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m., at Marbles Kids Museum, children ages 10 and younger can test drive lots of careers at the Future Me Kids Career Fair. Meet an architect, dentist, engineer and more than 40 representatives of a variety of careers. No registration is necessary. Admission to the career fair is free with museum admission, which is $7 per person or free for museum members and children under age 1.

photo courtesy of the hunt family

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Teen Volunteer Fair FREE

Your teen can learn about volunteer opportunities at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences this Feb. 25 from 2-3:30 p.m, in the Environmental Conference Center in downtown Raleigh. Meet current volunteers and find out more about the application process. Love animals and exploring nature? Apply to be a Junior Curator. Want to tell the world about your favorite nature topics? Join the Junior Volunteers. Fascinated by current science research? Become a Café Coordinator and help plan Teen Science Cafés. Have skills in photography, video, writing or graphics? Join the Teen Newsroom to create science content. Parents are welcome and no registration is necessary. Learn more about the programs here.

Photo courtesy of Eric Knisely/North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences


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