We offer (8) educational programs Tuesday - Friday. Daily programs are included with admission.
Daily Educational Programs
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Preschool Story Time
10:00AM & 3:00PM
Modeled for learners between ages 3 and 5 but fun for the whole family! Museum Educators read aloud stories chosen to help promote an interest in books and reading. Preschool Story Time helps spark imagination, models positive reading practices, and fosters listening and early literacy skills!
10:00AM & 3:00PM
Teaching children about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) is a great way for children to learn about the scientific process and to develop their critical thinking skills. Children enjoy fun, hands-on activities while learning how exciting S.T.E.A.M. can be. This is a program for children 3 years old and older.
StART with a Story
Begin with a story, then add ART! This program connects literacy and the arts. Each week we'll get creative based on a favorite storybook.
Sing, make music, dance, and play! Toddler Time focuses on ages 1 to 3 using sensory-based activities to help little learners explore, create, develop and learn while having fun. Catch all four themes each month as they rotate weekly!
Kids Cooking Club
Due to COVID-19, this program will not be offered until further notice.
Flavors change from season to season. This program, sponsored by Harris Teeter, helps children to explore different foods and combine them into recipes. They will talk about different ingredients before making their signature dish. Cooking is not just a great way to fill tummies. Having to take steps one by one helps children’s reasoning and comprehension skills.
Day and Time
Grab an apron and head outside as we dive into the wonders of nature and gardening! Junior Sprouts start with a fun fact of the week, then get their hands dirty with nature crafts, gardening activities, games and more. Little learners gain from the many benefits of our outdoor learning environment!
Join us in exploring the beauty of the world around us! Nature Navigators will help foster a love of nature in children of all ages. From animal tracks to scavenger hunts, come explore some North Carolinian nature with us!
Adventures in Art
Come discover the vast world of art in
Adventures in Art! Geared for ages 5 and up, learn the histories, methods, and inspirations behind various arts and crafts. Try something new and use a variety of tools, mediums, and processes to produce your very own masterpiece!