Oct. 1-4: Bugs in Nature, a Kids’ Gardening Primer, Hedgehogs 101 and What’s in the Box?

Fun things to do with the kids this week in the Triangle
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Toddlers and their caregivers can learn about bugs at a fun program at Crowder County Park this week.

This week in the Triangle learn about nature in so many ways. A program at Crowder County Park in Apex introduces very young children to bugs, caregivers and preschoolers can learn about gardening at an activity at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, elementary-aged kids will find out all about hedgehogs at Cary Community Library and preschoolers can learn about autumn and the seasons at an event at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Tiny Tots: Bugs in Nature

Very young kids ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers can explore bugs of all different colors and shapes through centers, songs and stories at Crowder County Park in Apex Oct. 1, 10:30-11 a.m. The cost is $2 per child and preregistration is required. Meet at the park’s upper pavilion for the fun.

photo courtesy of tonya palumbo

Nature for Sprouts

You and your child ages 3-5 can grow and learn together at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. Tend to your own garden bed and discover how a garden grows with hands-on gardening, stories, songs, movement and observations. This is the first of six sessions taking place Tuesdays Oct. 2-Oct. 16, at 10:30-11:30 a.m. You can register for individual sessions for $10 ($7  for members) or for the series of six for $59 ($36 for members). Parking is included with preregistration. Meet at the Doris Duke Center.

photo courtesy of sarah p. duke gardens

K-5 Adventures FREE

Your elementary-aged child can join in a fun program at the Cary Community Library this Oct. 3 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. They’ll learn what animal has spiny hairs, can roll into a tight ball and is crepuscular. Any guesses? It’s a hedgehog, and attendees will discover the many delights of this curious animal. Preregistration is encouraged.

photo courtesy of the kump family

What’s in the Box?

Kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers will have fun while exploring art together at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Museum staff will introduce you to a work of art from the museum and lead you in activities that stretch your imagination. This session’s theme is seasons and nature, so you’ll talk about leaves changing color and explore autumn. Choose from sessions at 9:15, 10:15 or 11:15 a.m., all on Oct. 4. Preregistration is required and the cost is $8 per child ($6 for members). Caregivers are free.

photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of art 



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