Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, July 21-23

Photo courtesy of Kidzu Children’s Museum
Take Hungry Hungry Hippos and other favorite games to a new level as part of Family Game Night at Kidzu Children’s Museum July 21.

This weekend, enjoy music and playtime, a family game night, a stroll in nature, fun with science and a free introduction to the sport of fencing.

Songs for Seeds at SnickerDoodles in Raleigh

Children ages 6 and younger and their caregivers are invited to a private pop-up event with Songs for Seeds at SnickerDoodles Creative Play Space & Café. Enjoy a kid-friendly concert followed by a half-hour of playtime. This event takes place 9-10 a.m., Friday, July 21, at SnickerDoodles in Raleigh. Call 984-219-2022 or email for more information. Space is limited. Registration is $15 per child and $10 for each additional sibling.

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Family Game Night at Kidzu Children’s Museum

Freshen up your Fridays this summer with Family Game Nights at Kidzu. Play super-sized classic favorites such as Hungry Hungry Hippos, become a mini-golf master, build and drop parachutes off the treehouse, and more. The whole family can design their own game pieces in the Makery. This event takes place 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 21 (and again Aug. 18) at Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill. Admission is $25 per family and $20 for members (up to six people).

Morning Summer Nature Stroll at Stevens Nature Center in Cary

Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. This program, part of the Parent/Child & Family Nature series, takes place 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Stevens Nature Center in the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary. All ages with a caregiver. Register ($12/resident, $16/nonresident per family) online; use course code #104549.

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Community Fencing Class at Mid-South Fencers Club in Durham FREE

Join one of the Mid-South Fencer's Club coaches for a one-hour introduction to the exciting sport of Olympic fencing. This program is a great way to try fencing before registering for a camp or class. This introductory program takes place noon-1 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at Mid-South Fencers Club in Durham. Appropriate for families and kids ages 7 and older. Free. Wear closed-toe shoes and pants that will not split when you lunge. Register online; summer camps also available.

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Guest Star Scientist: Building with Biology at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh

Dive deep into the wacky world of biology with activities like DNA Design and Blood Cell Science, and learn how scientists are using engineering to cure disease. This program takes place 1-3 p.m., Sunday, July 23, at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. Free with museum admission ($5). Offered in partnership with Duke iGEM, a group of undergraduate students that share their knowledge of biology both in and out of the lab.


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