The Penguins of the Antarctic

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

May 30, 2016 - May 31, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Enjoy an exhibition of digital images by artist J.J. L'Heureux featuring penguin populations and their homes on Antarctica and the sub Antarctic Islands of the Southern Ocean. The exhibit was organized through Katharine T. Carter and Associates.

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Wee Houses: Places We Play

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

May 30, 2016 - September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Join Fit Family Challenge partner Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden as they present "Wee Houses: Places We Play," an interactive exhibition by local creatives to celebrate the places we play.  See more at:

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The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration

The Schiele Museum

May 30, 2016 - July 31, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Journey across the Solar system to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define our place in space. This exhibit features dynamic interpretive kiosks, hands-on components, objects on loan from NASA and Smithsonian Institution, and an interactive Mars Colony.

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The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head

ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

May 30, 2016 - September 11, 2016

This interactive exhibit featuring Mr. Potato Head is designed for children ages 3-8 and teaches children school readiness and academic skills, such as mathematics, literacy, problem solving, science, and social studies. Visitors can view a large collection of Mr. Potato Head parts and accessories, the Space S.P.U.D. command center and go on an underwater adventure with "Jaques...

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Pirates Lair

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

May 30, 2016 - September 27, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Young mates set sail on a self-guided pirate voyage aboard the Adventure, a miniature pirate ship at anchor in the Explorer's Outpost.  Children can dress-up, learn and play at their own pace with engaging activities and colorful characters that bring the Caribbean pirate experience to life. Schedules vary.

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Exhibit of Presidential Memorabilia

Bank of America Heritage Center in Founder's Hall

May 30, 2016 - July 29, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

See an item from each of the U.S. Presidents, including early 19th-century linen funeral banners of George and Martha Washington, along with an early 19th-century portrait painting; a George Washington signed document with the Presidential Seal dated 1794; and a James Polk signed bank check and portrait engraving.

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