The perfect place for a story, puzzle or puppet show
Beginnings is a great introduction to the Museum where kids can explore the life cycle of young animals.
Animals in their youngest stages of life including fire-bellied newts, Eastern box turtles and barred tiger salamanders, give young learners the chance to get up close and understand some of the amazing transformations of growth.
Don’t miss everyone’s favorite, the American
Our alligator friend is still a juvenile and currently has yellow banding
along his tail, but as he grows up he will lose these yellow markings and his
tail will turn olive brown and black, while the areas around his jaw, neck, and
belly will remain a creamy white color.
Make sure to keep your ears open when visiting him. Alligators are capable of making a number of vocalizations including hissing, grunting, bellowing, distress yelps and croaking. While he may have plenty to say, you probably won't catch him having many meals. Because they are ectothermic (cold-blooded), alligators do not need to eat much. In fact, a 100-pound dog will eat more in a year than an 800-pound alligator!
|10:00 a.m.||Lars the Little Polar Bear||Planetarium|
|11:00 a.m.||Story Time||Dragonfly Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Puppet Show: Don't Make a Pet of Me||N/A|
|1:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||N/A|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||Great Hall|
|3:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|Feb 23||Birdfeeder Bonanza|
|Feb 23||Guided Nature Walk|
|Feb 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Mar 02||Wildlife Baby Shower|
|Mar 02||Monthly Bird Walk|
|Mar 09||Foraging in the Forest|
|Mar 11||Senior Science Day: Wildlife of North Carolina|
|Mar 16||Waxy Watercolors|
|Mar 19||Merit Badge Workshop: Interpreting the Sky|
|Mar 23||Lettuce Get Our Hands Dirty|
|Mar 23||Guided Nature Walk|
|Mar 27||Underwater Wonders|
|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|