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What do spiders, crabs and insects have in common? They’re all arthropods! Arthropods are animals who have a segmented body, or a body that is made up of more than one part. They also have many joined legs and an exoskeleton. Arthropods are so common that they make up 75% of all the animals on our planet.
This month at Discovery Place Nature, we will be investigating Amazing Arthropods. Which ones have claws and stingers? Which arthropods can you eat? Stop by the Museum this month and explore these interesting critters up close.
Every Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m., join us for special story times and activities where kids and adults alike can discover millipedes, watch butterflies and engage with the arthropods that surround us.
What’s the top thing to do this month?
The great thing about arthropods is that they are all around us all the time! You can search for them on our monthly Nature Walk, a trip around the Paw Paw Nature Trail with a Naturalist, and search for some insect friends. Or, stroll throughout the Museum and see if you can identify all the creatures we’re learning about this month. Either way, it’ll be an arthropod adventure all month long.
|10:00 a.m.||Lars the Little Polar Bear||Planetarium|
|11:00 a.m.||Puppet Show: The Shadow Knows||N/A|
|11:00 a.m.||Story Time||Dragonfly Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Lost in the Woods||Dragonfly Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Sherwin the Box Turtle||Wildlife Lab|
|1:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|2:00 p.m.||Live Animal Encounter||Dragonfly Theatre|
|3:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|Jan 23||Lost in the Woods|
|Jan 23||Sherwin the Box Turtle|
|Jan 25||Star Party|
|Jan 26||Guided Nature Walk|
|Jan 30||Leaf Rubbings|
|Feb 02||Groundhog Day|
|Feb 06||Cosmic Journey|
|Feb 09||Wild Valentines|
|Feb 16||Winter Animals|
|Feb 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Mar 11||Senior Science Days: Wildlife of North Carolina|
|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|