Sept. 17-20: Bugs With Superpowers, Spiders and Webs, Candy Science and Art & Movement

Learn about bugs and spiders, and experiment with candy and movement.
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There are two activities this week focusing on spiders, during which kids of all ages can learn something about these amazing creatures.

This week in the Triangle, learn about bugs with superpowers at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, learn about spiders at a program for preschoolers at Blue Jay County Park in Raleigh, find out about scientific characteristics of candy at a program at Durham’s Southwest Regional Library and integrate art and movement at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Due to Hurricane Florence’s potential impact on the area, please check websites or call ahead to ensure these events are still taking place.


Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters 3D

Animals with superpowers exist, right here on Earth — they’re are beneath our feet. There are beetles that shoot chemical fire and lift enormous weights; scorpions that glow in the dark with astonishing crushing powers; spiders that can make themselves virtually invisible and hypnotize their prey; even a bug that can transform itself into another creature entirely. Find out about all of these super powered bugs in a thrilling 3D movie in the Nature Exploration Center’s 3D Theater at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The show runs from noon-12:20 p.m. on Sept. 17. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and military, and $3 for children aged 3-12. Museum members pay $2 per person. Tickets are available onsite and may be purchased on your way in, so arrive in plenty of time so you don’t miss anything.

photo courtesy of crystal allis


Nature Peekers: I Love Spiders

Children ages 18 months-3 years can learn about how cool spiders are at this Blue Jay Point County Park program in Raleigh. Hear the book “I Love Spiders” by John Parker, sing a spider song and pretend to be a spider. Then take a short walk to view spider webs by misting them, and see who’s home on those webs. This activity will take place outdoors, if possible, on Sept. 18, 10:30-11 a.m. The fee is $2 per child and preregistration is required. 

photo courtesy of brian gerard


Candy Science FREE

On Sept. 19, 4-4:40 p.m., at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham, kids ages 8-11 can learn about science using candy. What happens when you put bright-colored candies in water? How about chocolate candies? Do they react the same? Find out for yourself at this fun activity. Preregister here.

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What’s in the Box? 

You and your preschooler ages 2-5 can have fun together while exploring art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh this Sept. 20. The program will introduce a work of art from the museum and offer activities that stretch the imagination. Creative movement at the museum is the theme of the day. Preregister for one of the sessions set for 9:15, 10:15 or 11:15 a.m. The fee per child participant is $6 for family-level museum members and $8 for nonmembers. Caregivers are free. Meet in the museum’s East Building on Level A for the fun.

photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of art


 

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