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.||Lars the Little Polar Bear||Planetarium|
|11:00 a.m.||Story Time||Dragonfly Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Puppet Show: The Unlovables||Dragonfly Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Migration Game||Back Deck|
|1:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||Great Hall|
|3:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|Nov 03||Monarch Madness|
|Nov 14||Migration Game|
|Nov 21||Counting is for the Birds|
|Nov 24||Guided Nature Walk|
|Feb 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Mar 19||Merit Badge Workshop: Interpreting the Sky|
|Apr 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Apr 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Flora & Fauna of the Carolinas|
|May 03||Discovery Place Nature Exploration Weekend|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|