Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Jan. 5-7

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Experience a butterfly release when you visit the Museum of Life and Science in Durham on Community Day this weekend.

This weekend, visit the Museum of Life and Science in Durham on Community Day, go on a bird watching hike at Crabtree County Park in Raleigh, visit Kidzu Children's Museum on Pay-What-You-Can Day, make African art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and learn how to geocache at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill.

Durham Community Day at the Museum of Life and Science

This Friday, Jan. 5, 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 scheduled throughout the day include a lesson on cloud science in The Lab, a butterfly release, crash test demonstrations, “Meet the Insect Keeper” and “Farmyard Up Close.” Not a Durham County resident? No problem: You can purchase tickets at the door.

photo courtesy of the harol family

Birding With Vernon FREE

Join Lake Crabtree County Park’s bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk along the trail while looking and listening for feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats. This program takes place 8:30-10 a.m., Jan. 6, and is FREE. No preregistration is required.

photo courtesy of patricia tyndall

Pay-What-You-Can Admission Day at Kidzu Children's Museum

Jan. 7 is the first Sunday of the month, which means admission at Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill is on a donation basis. Visitors can check out old favorite experiences as well as new ones like The Makery, Gravitron, Build Guild, Farm to Fork, the Flexible Forest, Forest Theater, Spin Zone, The Hive, The Front Yard and the Book Nook. Kidzu Children's Museum is open 1-5 p.m., so there will be lots of time to explore.

photo courtesy of Kidzu children's museum

Pop-Up Art: Africa 3-D FREE

Create a sculpture inspired by techniques and materials from artists across the African continent on Jan. 7 at noon at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. This activity is free and is intended for kids of all ages. Adult supervision is required. 

photo courtesy of North carolina museum of art

Geocaching 101 at Harris Lake County Park

Geocaching is like a treasure hunt where participants use GPS coordinates to track down hidden “caches.” Learn what geocaching is all about and head out to find a geocache at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill on Jan. 7, 2-3 p.m. Park staff will provide GPS units and instruction on how to use them, but feel free to bring your own unit or smartphone with a geocache app. This activity is intended for ages 6 and older. The fee is $1 per person and preregistration is required. Register early, as class size is limited.

photo courtesy of the Terjanian family



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