North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, at 11 West Jones Street in Raleigh, always offers free admission, but you might not be aware of the free events, beyond the exhibits, that it offers. You can view all their events here. Some are free and some have fees associated with them. Here are a few upcoming free events. Make sure to check the location. Also, click on the links for more details, including age ranges and registration information.
Free events at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
NATURE PLAY DAYS
10:00am – 12:00pm
Come out and play! The Nature PlaySpace will be stocked with extra special materials and supplies and a Museum play facilitator will be present to help you play your way. Supplies may vary from week to week, but include fun things like fort-building equipment, puppets and costumes, bubbles, paint, giant blocks, and more.
This is an informal, drop in event. Staff and supplies will be available from 10:00-12:00. Come dressed for the weather and ready to get messy! Everyone is welcome at the Nature PlaySpace, but it has been designed especially for kids 7 and younger.
SCIENCE CAFE: FIGHTING POLLUTION WITH DESIGNER MICROBES
Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Microbes are essential to the survival of all plant and animal life as well as to the sustainability of every ecosystem on the planet. As such microbes are ubiquitous on Earth and have evolved to consume a wide variety of food sources. Bioremediation is a natural process which takes advantage of the ability of microbes to consume contaminants as their primary food source. In this Café, Claudia Gunsch will discuss how environmental microbiomes can be engineered to clean up the environment.