July 23-26: A Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt, Ice Cream Craft, Owl Visit and Storytime

Here are a few fun things to do with your child this week
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It's Harry Potter's birthday this month - celebrate with a themed scavenger hunt in Durham this week.

This week in the Triangle, celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday month with a scavenger hunt at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham, make an ice cream-themed craft at Crowder County Park in Apex, meet owls and other raptors at a program at the Duraleigh Road Community Library in Raleigh and hear a history-themed story at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.


Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt FREE

In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday this month, stop by the Southwest Regional Library in Durham during library hours any day through July 31 to join in their annual Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt. You’ll have to look for the items — using the “accio” charm won’t work in a library. This is a drop-in event that requires no preregistration.

photo courtesy of the shore family


Kids Get Crafty: Scream for Ice Cream Crafts FREE

On July 23 from 11 a.m.-noon, kids of all ages can create a fun craft celebrating the treat that helps beat the summer heat. Meet at the Cardinal Shelter at Crowder County Park in Apex to celebrate National Ice Cream Month with this craft. No registration is required.

photo courtesy of jon harol


K-5th Super Special: American Wildlife Refuge FREE

On July 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m., elementary-aged kids and caregivers can meet live owls and other raptors at the Duraleigh Road Community Library in Raleigh. Attendees will learn all sorts of secrets about these animals’ lives in the wild. This activity is free but be sure to preregister here.

photo courtesy of lisa zinnecker


Summer Storytime: Keep the Lights Burning FREE

Kids ages 3 and older and their caregivers can enjoy a story at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh July 26, 10-10:30 a.m. Meet a staff member at the museum’s information desk and follow your guide to one of the galleries or outside to the garden exhibit for a history-related story. No registration is required.

photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of history


 

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