Wee Houses: Places We Play

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

July 24, 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:  http://bit.ly/1ROEHch

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The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration

The Schiele Museum

July 24, 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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Special Display: Compassion in Crisis

Billy Graham Library

July 24, 2016 - October 31, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

Come explore how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has reached out to those in crisis around the world—from providing food, medical supplies and shelter in the aftermath of major disasters to deploying chaplains who bring the compassion of Jesus Christ to survivors. View never-before-seen memorabilia, such as a cross made from debris from the 9/11 tragedy, given to Billy Graham by...

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Things That Go Boom

The Schiele Museum

July 24, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Discover the science of getting loud, making noise and raising a racket. Find out the properties of sound and how human hearing works with demonstrations and hands-on/ears-on activities.

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Militia Muster

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

July 24, 2016 - July 24, 2016 @ 2:30 PM

Able-bodied men ages 16-60 were required by North Carolina law to serve in the colony’s militia in the 1750s. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will feature living history interpreters recreating an 18th century militia muster with presentations feature musket firing demonstrations, demonstrations of cooking and military camp life. Period music will fill the air. Visitors will...

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2nd Annual Rookie 'N' Walk 5K

Freedom Park

July 24, 2016 - August 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Please join our Fit Family Challenge partner, the 2nd Annual Rookie Run 'N' Walk, a 5K for beginners, on Saturday August 20, 2016.  To help you prepare for the event, participate in the FREE 10 week in-person training program June 14 – August 16.  All sessions will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm at Freedom Park.   We will meet in the...

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The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head

ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

July 24, 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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Exhibit of Presidential Memorabilia

Bank of America Heritage Center in Founder's Hall

July 24, 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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Pirates Lair

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

July 24, 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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