Category Archives: Museums

American Indian Heritage Celebration

North Carolina Museum of Historyimage
5 East Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7900

18th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Friday, November 22, 2013 (School Groups Only)
9:00am – 2:00pm
$6/Person (Adults and Children 5+)
Note:  Children under 5 must also pay if they are participating.
Preregistration Required

Saturday, November 23, 2013
11:00am – 4:00pm
Free

Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating national American Indian history month!  Watch artists, dancers, and performers; participate in hands-on workshops and craft activities; listen to historians and scholars; and learn more about North Carolina’s American Indian population—the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.

For more information or to register, call 919-807-7993.

Naturalist Center for Homeschoolers

researchNature Research Center
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones St
Raleigh, NC
919-707-8115

Naturalist Center - New Opportunity for Homeschoolers
Mondays at 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am
Thursdays at 6:00pm and 7:00pm
3rd Grade – 12th Grade
$35 Hour (2 Hour Maximum)

 

Teachers can conduct their own lessons while using the Naturalist Center’s collections and equipment. Museum staff provides room supervision. We recommend that teachers visit the Center before bringing their class. This program is ideal for “Envirothon” teams, scout troops, homeschool groups and science clubs.

The Naturalist Center provides visitors access to an extensive collection of specimens for individual or class research or for general interest. Collections include birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, plants, fossils, rocks, minerals and more. Reference books, computers, CD-ROMs, microscopes and other lab equipment are available. Staff can provide assistance with self-directed exploration in the Naturalist Center.

Scheduling information: You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group’s visit. To schedule this program, contact Cindy Lincoln, Coordinator of the Naturalist Center, at 919.707.9269, or submit an online Scheduling Request Form

Raleigh Reads Program

City of Raleigh Museum1368361_28917487
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.996.2220

Raleigh Reads Program
First Saturdays from September – December
10:00am – 11:30am
Ages 7 – 13 (Family Friendly)
Free (Pre-Registration Required)

Join us at the City of Raleigh Museum the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am to 11:30 am where reading is hands-on! Books come alive connecting with Raleigh’s past. This free program includes various visits from authors and readings, finishing with crafts and snacks. Topics cover everything from the Civil Rights Movement to medicine and music. Participants are encouraged to check out monthly books from the reading list and complete the book before the program.

Call ahead and pre-register. This program is geared toward ages 7-13 but fun for the whole family!

Reading List:

Emma and the Civil Warrior by Candy Dahl, September 7, 2013

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances Dowell, October 5, 2013

Blue by Joyce Hostetter, November 2, 2013

The Christmas Barn by C.L. Davis, December 7, 2013

Please confirm events with the venue before attending. 

Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd

numbersNC Science Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-707-9800

Science Cafe:  Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd
Thursday, July 11, 2013
7:00pm (Discussion Begins at 7pm followed by Q&A)
Nature Research Center – The Daily Planet Cafe
Free

Mathematics education is a big source of worries — and hopes, and dreams — for parents, teachers and communities. What can you do to help students learn the advanced math that is required in so much of today’s industries and technologies? What helpful insights come from cognitive science, comparative anthropology, and educational psychology? In this Café, you will learn about the Moebius Noodles Project, which seeks answers in the modern-day Terra Incognita of mathematics education: the very first years of a child’s life. Join educators Maria Droujkova and Yelena McManaman for a look at playful ways parents and children can have big adventures with deep mathematical ideas.

Dr. Maria Droujkova is a curriculum developer and mathematics education researcher. Maria brings together leaders in mathematics education, developers, parents and teachers for projects and discussions of family mathematics, early algebra, individualized learning, math games and math clubs. Yelena McManaman is a blogger, education consultant and developer, focusing on young children. Yelena homeschools her son and organizes classes and events for kids. Online, Yelena helps other parents collaborate around advanced math for young children. Yelena and Maria co-authored a Creative Commons, crowdfunded book “Moebius Noodles: Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd” that came out this Spring.

Please confirm events with the venue before attending.

 

July 2013 at the NC Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of ArtNC Art Museum
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-839-6262

You can read about our recent experience attending the Drop-In Studio and Summer Family Film here.

Drop-In Studio
Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24, & 31
12:00pm
Free

Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids.

Summer Family Films
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (Inspired by Nature)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (Action Adventures)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (The World According to Me)
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 (Exploration) (Ages 8+)
1:00pm
Ages 5+ (Under 12 Must be Accompanied by an Adult)

Free (Ticket from Box Office Required)

This series showcases new and classic live-action and animated films, with themes changing weekly. Viewing time approximately 1 hour.

Family Fun Saturdays
Saturday, July 13, 2013 (Portraits in Your Pocket)
Saturday, July 27, 2013 (Shades and Shadows)
10:00am and 1:00pm
Ages 5 – 11
$3 Members/$5 Nonmembers

Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. Kids and adults delight in exploring the Museum’s collection, creating projects together, and discovering one another’s creativity. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to explore. Register online, by calling (919) 715-5923, or in person at the Museum Box Office.

Summer Movies – Cars
Friday, July 26, 2013
9:00pm
All Ages
$5 (Free for Members)

Open-air cinema has been a popular NCMA tradition for over 20 years. Our summer series features recent Oscar winners, family favorites, and timeless classics. Occasionally we program special Music/Movie Combos that combine a live performance with a film screening.

Gates open 90 minutes before screenings, and patrons often arrive early to enjoy a picnic with family and friends. Movie concessions are available for purchase, and beer and wine are sold before and during most shows.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Museum Box Office in East Building, by calling (919) 715-5923, or online.

Weekend Family Tours
Saturdays and Sundays
10:30 am
Ages 5 – 10
Free

Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Each free tour lasts 30 minutes and is designed for kids age 5 to 10 and their adult companions. Themes change monthly, so be sure to visit often. Meet at the West Building Information Desk. No reservations are necessary, but space is limited.

Please confirm events with the venue before attending.