Upcoming Events

Summer Day Camp

Summer day camp is BACK, and this time we're bringing you 3 full weeks! Each week is Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm for ages 5-10. Each week campers will have a blast exploring the museum and participating in activities that are fun, exciting, and help their growing minds! And each week is different, so come more than once for more fun! Day camp is $100 per week or $25 per day. Registration is required. For more information and to register, click the link below.

Week 3: August 15th-19th (Space)

Interactive Storytime with Guest Reader, Rustyn Whiting, from the Onslow County Public Library

Tuesday, August 9th at 11am Ms. Rustyn will be reading to us for Little Zoologist week! This event is FREE with admission, and no registration required.

Back to School Popsicle Party!

We're planning something really cool for all of our friends going back to school! Join us Friday, August 26th from 2pm-4pm for a delicious popsicle and back to school crafts. Each school aged child will receive a special back to school gift just for coming! Our friends at One Place and Ohana Yoga will also be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about their programs. This event is FREE with admission and no registration is required.

Defeat Poverty Pop-Up with Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency

Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency along with the North Carolina Community Action Association are hosting a pop-up event right here in Jacksonville at 237 New River Dr. Suite 1 on Friday, August 26th from 11am-2pm. We're going to be set up to show our community support with activities, museum information, and goodies for you to take with you; so make sure you stop by and see us! This event is FREE, and no registration is required.

Hotel Transylvania Murder Mystery Dinner

You loved our Valentine's Day dinner so much, we've decided to bring the mystery back for a spookily good time! Hosted by Zing Zumm and Nectar Environmental Outreach on October 8, 2022 from 6:30pm-9pm. Adults 18+ only. Tickets available for purchase and more information available at the link above.

City of Jacksonville's Oktoberfest 

Fall means pumpkins, spice, and everything nice which is what you'll find at the City of Jacksonville's Oktoberfest! Come see us October 21st-22nd at Riverwalk Crossing Park where we'll have a booth set up with activities for the entire family to enjoy. More information is coming soon, so keep checking back!

Interactive Storytime

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.

Art Exploration

Every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm 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.

Baby & Me Mornings

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.

Toddler Time

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 with NECTAR Environmental Outreach 

We're excited to partner with NECTAR Environmental Outreach to bring "Go Wild Science Club" to Zing Zumm. Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 3:30pm, we will have 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. Until further notice, Tuesdays will be limited to the first 16 participants. Please let the front desk know so you can receive a ticket.

M-Power Engineering with NECTAR Environmental Outreach

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. Until further notice, M-Power Engineering will be limited to the first 16 participants. Please let the front desk know so you can receive a ticket.