June 25-28: Yarn Dyeing With Kool-Aid, a Walk Through the Seasons, Reptile Encounter and Summer Storytime

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Photo courtesy of Christina Mossaad
Did you know you can dye yarn with Kool-Aid? Find out how at a fun program this week in Durham.

All of the fun things to do around the Triangle with your kids below are FREE. Try out dyeing yarn with Kool-Aid at North Regional Library in Durham. In Raleigh, take a seasonal hike through the grounds at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, get up close with real reptiles at a fun program at Duraleigh Road Community Library and learn about the importance of North Carolina agriculture at the North Carolina Museum of History. 

Yarn Dyeing With Kool-Aid FREE

Meet on the Children’s Patio at Durham’s North Regional Library for this fun and messy activity. June 25, 7-8 p.m., you’ll mix Kool-Aid and dye yarn while learning about color harmony. All materials are provided. Preregister to ensure you get a space.

photo courtesy of christina mossaad

Walk Through the Seasons FREE

Discover what time it is in nature at this laid-back hike at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. On June 26, 9-10:30 a.m., explore the native plant garden, prairie and lowland arboretum as you take a leisurely walk through the ecostation. All trails are natural with some uneven surfaces and small hills, but this hike is easy enough for all ages. Off-road strollers are recommended for the terrain. For more information and to register, contact Cathy Fergen at cathy.fergen@naturalsciences.org.

photo courtesy of prairie ridge ecostation

K-5th Super Special: Reptile Encounters FREE

Your elementary-aged child can meet reptiles up close and learn about how important they are to our ecosystem at this informative program at the Duraleigh Road Community Library. The session takes place June 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m., and registration is requested.

photo courtesy of daniele bajus

Summer Storytime: The Popcorn Book FREE 

On June 28, 10 a.m., meet at the North Carolina Museum of History for a look at its “History of the Harvest” exhibit and listen to a story. Attendees will take home some activity ideas from NC Ag in the Classroom, an educational program dedicated to fostering an understanding of the importance for agriculture in North Carolina. No registration is necessary. The program is free, as is admission to the museum. 

photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of history


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