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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.

 

 

 

July 2013 Mini-Camps at Blue Jay Point

Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
919-870-4330

Eco-Kids Bug-A-Boos
Mon/Wed/Fri
July 8, 10 & 12, 2013
9:00am – 11:00am OR 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages 4 – 5
$25/Child (Preregistration Required)

Everyone loves bugs…right? If you don’t now, you will after we get up close and personal with these cool critters. We will spend the week exploring various habitats for bugs.

Critter Capers
Mon/Wed/Fri
July 15, 17 & 19, 2013
9:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 6 – 8
$36/Child (Preregistration Required)

Have a blast while exploring the fields, forests and streams at Blue Jay Point. We’ll learn about mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians as we hike, do crafts, play games and enjoy thematic snacks.

 

Backstage Tour at Chick-Fil-A

Last week we went on a fun field trip.  Somebody in our homeschool group heard that Chick-Fil-A was offering free kitchen tours.  I’m not sure if all locations are offering this, but we went to the Brier Creek location.

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It was a quick tour through the kitchen with a brief historical intro.  The kids thought it was neat to go behind the counter and into the kitchen.  I was impressed to learn that they prepare fresh vegetables and fruits everyday for all of their salads.  The lemonade was being freshly squeezed while we were touring – wow, it was a whole lot of lemons!!  We also learned that they were the first restaurant to open in a mall.    At the end we were surprised with a sample of a sweet treat.  There were a few other interesting tidbits, but I don’t want to spoil everything.

Of course, we stayed for some ice-cream and playtime.  Which also meant some nice adult relax and conversation time for me.  It was a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon.

Looking for a fun, indoor homeschool field trip this summer?  Give your local Chick-Fil-A a call to find out if they are offering tours and schedule one for your group.

Wondering what our little ones thought about the tour?
Homeschool Dude Says:  “I didn’t know there was a kitchen.  There were a ton of lemons!”
Homeschool Dudette Says:  “It was fun.  I liked the sample.”

July 2013 at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Prairie Ridge EcostationPrairie Ridge Ecostation
1671 Gold Star Dr
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-707-8888

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge
Every Saturday in July (June 6, 13, 20, and 27)
10:30am – 11:30am
All Ages Welcome (Recommended for 8+)
Free

Citizen science is a big part of what we do at Prairie Ridge, so we welcome one and all to our weekly citizen science walks! These Saturday morning adventures will introduce you to a citizen science project and enlist your help collecting and entering data as you enjoy a walk around the grounds with one of our naturalists. Topics will vary from week to week, and may include gathering data on tree and garden budding/blooming, pond dragonflies, ladybugs, or birds. Come once or come every week, we’re happy to show you how YOU can contribute to science as a citizen scientist! For more information please contact Chris Goforth at 919.707.8882 or chris.goforth@naturalsciences.org.

Walk Through the Seasons
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
9:00am – 10:30am
All Ages (Under 15 Must be Accompanied by Registered Adult)
Free (Preregistration Required)

Discover what time it is in nature! Explore the native plant garden, prairie, and lowland arboretum as you take a leisurely 1-mile walk with a Museum naturalist through our 45-acre Prairie Ridge Ecostation. All trails are natural with some uneven surfaces and small hills. Off-road strollers should be fine on the trails. Register for one walk or more; every walk is different. For more information and to register, please contact Cathy Fergen atcathy.fergen@naturalsciences.org.

Moths at Night
Saturday, July 27, 2013
8:00pm – Midnight (Multiple Times)
All Ages (Under 16 Must Be Accompanied by an Adult)
Free

Celebrate National Moth Week with the Museum at Prairie Ridge! Enjoy a brief orientation in the outdoor classroom, then head out to our blacklights and baits to see what’s out and about throughout the night. Bring a flashlight, a camera (if you have one), and your moth questions. We’ll have activities for kids and upload photos of the moths that we see to Discover Life and Butterflies and Moths of North America so that our data can help scientists learn more about the species in our area.  For more information, contact Chris Goforth at 919.707.8882 or chris.goforth@naturalsciences.org.

Please confirm events with the venue before attending.

July 2013 at Historic Yates Mill

Historic Yates MillHistoric Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-856-6675

Home-School Day:  Fantastic Foodies! Adventures at the Family Table
Monday, July 1, 2013
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 8 – 14
$8/Child (
Pre-registration Required)

From the Carolinas to the Ivory Coast, families all over the
world come together around the dinner table. Pull up a chair
at Yates’ and explore food traditions from around the globe.
Make a self-portrait inspired by famous Renaissance food
artist, Giuseppe Archimboldo, before taking a fantastic foodie
mill tour!  Includes mill tour.

Mill Heritage and Local History Tours
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Sundays, July 7,14 & 28
2:00pm – 3:00pm
All Ages
$3/Child (6 & Under Free), $5/Adult, $4/Senior (Pre-registration Encouraged)

Discover Historic Yates Mill – a place of business, community, and exciting local history! Explore the inner workings of the mill itself and witness the power of water as it turns the milling machinery. Most appropriate for ages 7 & older.

Little Historians:  Yankee Doodle Dandy
Friday, July 5, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 5 – 7
$4/Child (Pre-Registration Required)

Follow up your July 4th celebration with a fun dose of
history. Learn about the American Revolution through a
whimsical story set to the popular tune of Yankee
Doodle, where mice, rabbits, and other woodland
creatures bring to life the era’s important events.

Saturdays at the Old Mill Tours
Saturday July. 6, 13 & 27
1:00 – 3:00 pm (Tour Every 1/2 Hour)
All Ages
$3/Child (6 & Under Free), $5/Adult, $4/Senior

Join us for a half-hour guided tour to view the historic mill’s main power drive and milling machinery, and explore aspects of the mill’s history and preservation.

Summer Sightings Family Hike
Saturday, July 6, 2013
8:30am – 9:30 am
All Ages
$5/Family (Pre-Registration Required)

Head out with the whole family for a wild expedition into
the wet and wooded lands surrounding Yates Mill Pond.
Explore the park using binoculars and other field guides,
and search for summer-time wildlife with a naturalist.

Little Sprouts:  Build a Beaver
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages 3 – 5 with Accompanying Adult
$4/Child (Pre-Registration Required)

B is for busy beavers! Learn what beavers
look like by looking at real tracks, skulls
and a pelt! Build a dam and walk to the
boardwalk, then use our binoculars to spy
on a real beaver dam!

Corn Milling Demonstrations
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm
All Ages
$3/Child (6 & Under Free), $5/Adult, $4/Senior (Pre-registration Encouraged)

Yates Mill’s full corn grinding operation is demonstrated on the third
weekend of each month from March through November and can be
viewed by taking a half-hour corn grinding tour with a costumed guide.

It`s 1863 at Yates Mill, and the yard is alive with activity! Step back
in time with our 19th century costumed interpreters and watch the
millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Tours are not available between 12-1 pm
and the last tour of the day begins at 3:40 pm.

Chill Out:  The History of Ice Manufacturing
Saturday, July 20, 2013
1:00pm – 4:00 pm
All Ages
Free

Cool summer treats like ice cream, snow cones, and
popsicles all have one thing in common. Ice! Valued
around the world for its cooling purposes for thousands
of years, it was first harvested as a saleable commodity
in the United States in the early 1800s. Explore the
history of this often overlooked essential ingredient
and try your hand at ice bowling.

Summer Camp:  Young Farmers
Monday, July 22, 2013 – Thursday, July 25, 2013
9:00am – 4:00pm
Ages 7 – 9
$126/Child (Pre-Registration Required)

2 days at Historic Oak View and
2 days at Historic Yates Mill

Experience the wonders of agriculture and learn
about different aspects of the farm, from animals
to vegetables to bugs in the soil. Explore food
production and the connections between farms and
the natural environment. Participate in fun games,
songs and crafts, and spend time enjoying the
outdoors.

Paddle the Pond – Canoeing
Saturdays, July 27, 2013 @ 9:00am – 10:00am and 10:30 am – 11:30am
Sundays, July 28, 2013 @11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 6+ with Accompanying Adult
$10/Canoe (Pre-Registration Required)

See Yates Mill Pond from the water! Canoes, paddles, life
jackets and basic instruction provided.

Family Fishing Fun
Saturdays, July 28, 2013
1:00pm -2:00 pm
Ages 5+ with Accompanying Adult
$5/Family or $3/Person (Pre-Registration Required)

Come out to the millpond and fish the old fashioned way!
Cane pole, tackle, bait and basic instruction provided. Bring your own luck and patience!

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.