Nov. 12-15: Celestial Sights, 10 Fat Turkeys, Pecan Pickin’ and Museum Community Day Resizeimage34
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It's easy to find the moon, but what else will you see in the night sky this week from the roof of The Durham Hotel?

This week in the Triangle, view astronomical objects from the roof of The Durham Hotel in Durham, hear a silly story and practice colors and numbers at a fun program at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh, pick pecans from the grove at Raleigh’s Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh, and get free admission to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.

Views from The Durham FREE

Join scientists from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on the roof of The Durham Hotel for a night of stargazing Nov. 12, when you’ll likely be able to see the moon, Mars, Saturn, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. This event is family-friendly and starts at 7 p.m. No registration is necessary.

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Nature Peekers: 10 Fat Turkeys

Gobble Gobble Wibble Wobble! Join staff at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh this Nov. 13 from 10:30-11 a.m. for “10 Fat Turkeys” by Tony Johnston. Hear the silly story about turkeys and practice numbers and colors. This activity is intended for ages 18 months-3 years with a caregiver. Attendees listen to a story, practice developmentally appropriate skills, interact with other kids and enjoy nature outside whenever possible. The fee is $2 per child for the 30 minute program. Preregister here.

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Pecan Pickin’ Month FREE

November is Pecan Pickin’ Month at Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh. Stop by any day the park is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. or Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Check in at the Farm History Center to pick up a bag before heading to the pecan grove. Make sure to follow these rules: Pick ONLY pecans that have fallen from the tree (if they haven’t fallen, they’re not ready yet), do not climb trees or otherwise harm them in any way, and be courteous and take only one bag of pecans.  

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Community Day at the Museum of Life and Science FREE

Durham County residents can get free admission to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham Nov. 15. Throughout the year, the museum offers Community Days on specific days, which you can view here by scrolling to the bottom of the page. With typical admission rates between $15-$20, this is a great way to experience the exhibits and save money. Visit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and show an ID with proof of Durham County residence in order to obtain free admission. Each adult resident can bring as many as five children.

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