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The Dentzel Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

March 28, 2021, marked the 100 year anniversary of the Dentzel Carousel being part of Pullen Park. This carousel has had quite the ride over its lifetime from its inception in the early 1900s, to its time in Bloomsbury Park,…

Dino Safari Roars into Raleigh

We had a chance to sit down with the producer of Dino Safari, Tom Zaller, and get the inside scoop on what makes this larger than life drive-thru dinosaur experience roar.…

GUIDE: North Carolina's Zoos and Aquariums

North Carolina has an impressive array of places to see and learn about animals. We have zoos, aquariums, animal sanctuaries, science centers and more, offering in-person experiences with animals from aardvarks to zebras. Whether you walk through, drive through or…

A Visit to the Kersey Valley Sunflower Extravaganza

  The pandemic-related cancellation of the 2020 summer sunflower field at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh disappointed so many Triangle residents. In just a few years, visiting the field had turned into a great tradition for area families--photo opportunities…

Triangle Museums in Phase 2.5

When N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced that our state was moving into Phase 2.5 of the reopening plan, that meant that museums could open at 50-percent capacity. Each museum in the Triangle has its own schedule and method for resuming…

Belle Vie Farm

Belle Vie is a magical place where your family can watch the pygmy angora goats amble around the pasture, hang out in the angora bunny playground for a little while and, perhaps, gather a few chocolate-colored eggs from our Copper Maran hens. Bring a…

JC Raulston Arboretum

Ages 4-14. June-August. See website for sessions and costs. Hands-on science lessons, garden investigations, crafts, games and more.

Camp TechTerra

Ages 5-14. See website for fees and sessions.

JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

A nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast.