March 2015 Fun Family Events in Raleigh
Enjoy watching “The Velveteen Rabbit” come to life, take part in the N.C. Museum of Arts inaugural festival of art and flowers and head to learn and play with LEGOs at BrickUniverse.
“The Velveteen Rabbit”
Take the family to enjoy this classic tale about a boy and his beloved stuffed animal. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and based on the novel by Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit” chronicles a stuffed rabbit’s quest to become real through the love of his owner. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Purchase tickets, $14 for adults and teens and $10 for ages 12 and younger, at raleighlittletheatre.org.
Art in Bloom
Take part in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s inaugural festival of art and flowers March 19-22 in Raleigh. Art in Bloom showcases 45 floral masterpieces inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and includes floral demonstrations, classes and lectures. Family activities on March 21 and 22 include origami and paper flower-making sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; stories in the garden at 11:30 a.m.; and scavenger hunts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Art in Bloom tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for museum members and free for ages 6 and younger. ncartmuseum.org. Photo above of Art in Bloom courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art
LEGO enthusiasts, rejoice! BrickUniverse is coming to the Raleigh Convention Center March 28-29, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. BrickUniverse features creations from the world’s best LEGO builders, separate building zones for fans to create their own masterpieces, Bionicle activities, live LEGO caricature drawings and two market areas. Meet Jason and Stephen from the popular web series, “The Brick Show” and take part in LEGO challenges and learning sessions. Purchase advance one-day tickets, $12/person, at brickuniverse.org or at the door for $15. Admission is free for ages 2 and younger. Interested in entering Carolina Parent’s giveaway for a chance to win a family four-pack of BrickUniverse tickets? Learn more here. Photo courtesy of BrickUniverse