Spring is on it's way, and that means it's time for our annual Easter Egg hunt! Come see us Friday, March 31st at 9am and let your little one play and find eggs hidden around the museum. This time is perfect for our younger visitors as a calmer alternative to the traditional egg hunt. Our Easter Egg hunt is FREE with admission, and no registration required.
Child Abuse Prevention Month Community Event
April is Child Abuse Prevention month and we're partnering with local community resources to bring awareness to child mistreatment. Visit the museum Tuesday, April 4th from 9am-12pm for $3 admission in honor of Museums for All and to connect with local organizations aiming to teach how to prevent, identify, and report child abuse. Registration is not required.
It's almost time for Spring Break which means it's also almost time for camp! We are hosting Spring Break Day Camp April 3rd-7th here at the Children's Museum from 9am-12pm. Sign your child age 5-10 for a full week of camp for only $100. Members receive a 10% discount! Registration is required and spots are limited. Click the link above for more information.
We love our planet, and we've joined the North Carolina Science Festival as a way to celebrate it! Join us on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 5:30pm-8:00pm as we talk about our planet, do some crafts, watch a movie (Dr. Seuss's The Lorax!), and eat pizza. Registration is required for this event. Click the link above for more information.
Mother's Day is right around the corner, and we're celebrating our Moms! Join us for Muffins, crafts, and quality time on Saturday, May 13th from 9:30am-10:30am. $10 per person; $5 per person for members. Registration is required for this event. Click the link above for more information.
Father's Day is up next, and we're celebrating our Dads too! Join us for donut holes, crafts, and quality time on Saturday, June 17th from 9:30am-10:30am. $10 per person; $5 per person for members. Registration is required for this event. Click the link above for more information.
Summer Day Camp dates are here! This year we're offering 3 weeks of FULL DAY camp held at Montessori Children's School in Jacksonville. Monday-Friday 9am-3pm we're going to be engaging our campers in activities that are fun AND educational. $150 per camper for the entire week, and that includes all materials needed for activities plus a camp t-shirt! Spots are limited, so don't wait to snag your spot. More information at the link above, and registration information for each week at the links below.
June 29th-30th: Nature
Jul 10th-14th: LegoMania
July 24th-28th: Shark Week
Interactive Storytime is every Tuesday at 11am and is a great chance for children to absorb early language and literacy skills while they are moving! We bring stories to life and extend creative thinking through engaging activities and active group imaginative play. Interactive Storytime is FREE with your admission and registration is not required. Check out what we've got planned by visiting our calendar.
Every Wednesday from 11am-12pm our Creation Station is set up with everything you need to get creative, crafty, and messy with your family! Art Exploration is all about engaging in different age-appropriate mediums of art: watercolors, collages, drawing, painting, using unique tools or textures to create. Children are able to explore and develop unique individual creative expression skills while focusing on the overall exploration process of the art experience rather than the final product. This event is FREE with admission. Registration is not required.
Come join us every Thursday at 10:30am in our Tot Spot for a morning of fun with you and your little one! We'll read short stories, sing songs, and learn early literacy skills while also socializing with other adults in a supportive environment. Stretches, tummy time, and movement are incorporated to encourage new milestones and promote early development while building foundational skills. Baby & Me is ideal for children ages 0-nonwalkers as it will include activities which can help promote early sensory and motor development. This even is FREE with admission. Registration is not required.
Every Friday at 11am we host a weekly Toddler Time. Toddler Time is a wonderful opportunity for little hands to practice their fine motor skills, experiment with sensory activities, get their wiggles out, socialize and more while parents and adults are able to socialize in a supportive environment. Toddler time is FREE with admission, and registration is not required.
Go Wild Science Club **On hiatus until further notice**
Every Tuesday & Thursday afternoon at 3:30pm we host our Go Wild Science Club. GWSC incorporates different hands-on STEM activities that are perfect for the entire family. Go Wild Science Club is FREE with admission, and registration is not required. We recommend ages 6+ if the parent/guardian will be sitting back to supervise. Younger children are always welcome, but they may need the parent/guardian's assistance. Also, please keep in mind that supplies for these events are limited and on a first come first serve basis.
M-Power Engineering **On hiatus until further notice**
Join us every Wednesday for "M-Power Engineering" at 3:30pm. This program will be hands-on and technology/engineering-focused. These activities are meant for the entire family to participate! M-Power Engineering is FREE with admission, and registration is not required. We recommend ages 8+ if the parent/guardian will be sitting back to supervise. Younger children are always welcome, but they may need the parent/guardian's assistance. Also, please keep in mind that supplies for these events are limited and on a first come first serve basis.