The Buzz About Bees
Join us for a morning that’s all about bees!
Summer means more time outdoors and more opportunities to explore the natural world with kids. This month at Discovery Place Nature, we will be investigating Nature’s Defenses. From poison producing millipedes to thorny green briars, nature has many ways to protect itself. Ever wonder how frogs and blister beetles escape those winged predators? Come to Discovery Place Nature and learn about the smelly secretions of our native stink bugs or the acid producing arthropods around Fort Wild and the Paw Paw Nature Trail.
Every Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m., join us for special story times and activities where kids and adults alike will get to explore wildflowers, feed butterflies and discover the wilderness outdoors.
What’s the top thing to do this month?
Well, that’s a hard choice! But we do have a special opportunity in July to get the first honey from our bee hives. On July 21, join us for The Buzz About Bees, a morning that’s all about bees! Enjoy special programs and activities focused on the importance of honeybees and beekeeping. Meet our beekeepers, learn about beekeeping and the benefits of bees, watch us inspect our bee hives. As a special bonus, celebrate the launch of the very first honey produced by Discovery Place Nature. A limited supply will be available for sale!
Museum Members receive unlimited Museum admission, discounts on Birthday Parties and Summer Camps and exclusive invitations to exhibitions openings. Join today and discover the benefits of Membership.
|10:00 a.m.||One World, One Sky||Planetarium|
|11:00 a.m.||Story Time||Dragonfly Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Puppet Show: Carolina Morning||Dragonfly Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||Great Hall|
|3:30 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|6:00 p.m.||Live Animal Encounter||Dragonfly Theatre|
|6:30 p.m.||One World, One Sky||Planetarium|
|7:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|Jul 18||Nature's Stink|
|Jul 21||The Buzz About Bees|
|Jul 22||Busy Bees|
|Jul 24||Fantastic Frogs|
|Aug 11||Merit Badge Workshop: Insect Study|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Reptile & Amphibian Study|
|Sep 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Bird Study|
|Sep 19||Senior Science Days: Wildlife of North Carolina|
|Oct 13||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|