July 2016: 3 Fun Family Events in Raleigh
Test your survival skills in a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh that highlights the struggles of the Jamestown colonists in 1607. Created by Minotaur Mazes and the Virginia Living Museum, “American Adventure” is a role-play experience that puts visitors in the same situations the 104 settlers faced. Wind your way through interactive galleries to build a fort, navigate the terrain, search for food and gold, cross the James River on a 12-foot horizontal climbing wall, make critical decisions and more. The exhibit runs through Sept. 7. Purchase tickets, $5 for ages 3 and older, at naturalsciences.org.
Carolina Hurricanes Summerfest Celebration
Glide over to PNC Arena in Raleigh for the Carolina Hurricanes Summerfest celebration July 9, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The event is a culmination of the annual Hurricanes’ Prospect Development Camp July 6-9. Fans can enjoy 20 interactive inflatables, games, an autograph session with team prospects, a prospects’ hockey scrimmage and guest speakers from the Hurricanes. Giveaways and appearances by Stormy and the Storm Squad round out the fun. Parking and admission are free. carolinahurricanes.com/summerfest.
Carolina Hurricanes Defenseman Noah Hanifin meets with young fans. Photo courtesy of Gregg Forwerck/Carolina Hurricanes
Raleigh Fire Museum Open House
Learn about the history of firefighting at the Raleigh Fire Museum on the second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum features hundreds of artifacts and photos, including an 1870 alarm bell and a hand hose reel from the early 1900s. Visitors can see a fire truck up close and possibly observe firefighters in training. Admission is free. raleighfiremuseum.org.
Photo courtesy of Mike Legeros