2014 North Carolina Science Festival

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March 28
Lessons in Flight 3/289:00 am - 4:00 p.m.New Hill Did you know that April is National Kite Month? Drop the kids off for a fun day at the park for a special event that runs from 9am to 4pm! Learn how to build and fly kites, bottle rockets and other aeronautic inventions as you...
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The Science Behind the Eighteenth Century Home 3/2810:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time as you journey through an 18th Century home. The Edenton State Historic Site staff is proud to offer this special series as part of the 2014 NC Science Festival. “The Science Behind the Eighteenth...
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Nano Days 2014 3/2810:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE Nano Days 2014 is a week-long event celebrating nanoscience - the science of the very, very small! The Nano Days Kickoff celebration will be Friday, March 28th and the event continues through Friday, April 4th with hands-on...
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Cemetery Sleuths: People Are Dying to Try It! 3/2810:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us at Historic Oakwood Cemetery for a mysterious adventure! Help Superintendent Sam find the final resting place of Ursula Urn , Tommy Tombstone, Vinnie Vault, and Isabelle Interment. Use historical documents, GPS tracking,...
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Bird's the Word at Port Discover 3/281:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Elizabeth City Bird's the Word at Port Discover! From March 28 – April 12, we will present a multi-event, hands-on Avian themed program utilizing a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based methodologies. Port Discover...
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REGISTRATION IS FULL -- Recycling Center Tour -- REGISTRATION IS FULL 3/281:30 pm - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Have you wondered what happens to all the bottles, cans and paper that you recycle at home? Where do they go? What happens if people put in things that aren't recyclable? Get your questions answered on a special tour of Sonoco...
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REGISTRATION IS FULL -- Ports and Pilots -- REGISTRATION IS FULL 3/281:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.Beaufort Big boat enthusiasts, this one's for you! Morehead City was encouraged to be established as a port terminal in the mid-19th century by Governor John Motley Morehead. With access to deep water and a rail line completed in the late...
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The Hot and Cold of It Demonstration Show 3/282:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Fayetteville We will extrapolate absolute zero, study cryogenic states and talk about what happens to matter as it becomes very cold or very hot. Lots of demonstrations you won't want to miss including superconduction!
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Seeing the World Through Genomics, Panel Discussion featuring Carl Zimmer 3/282:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.Charlotte A panel discussion on how genomics is changing our view of the world, from medicine to the history of life on Earth to the microbes in our bodies to the genes of our ancestors -- all as seen through the eyes of renowned writer...
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Water in Our World Exhibit Open House 3/282:30 pm - 4:00 p.m.Chapel Hill Join us for an exclusive open house of the new Water in Our World exhibit at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center! Are we drinking the same water dinosaurs drank? Does our water originate from outside the Earth? Do many people...
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GO-Science Expo: Exploring Science in Eastern North Carolina 3/283:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Greenville The GO-Science Expo will feature interactive hands-on learning experiences for children and adults while showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities and authentic research that is occurring...
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Experiment with Whirligig Science 3/283:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.Wilson Do you imagine yourself as a inventor? Come learn about friction, kinetic energy, mechanical movement and the sculptures of Wilson County’s famous artist Vollis Simpson. Harness the wind by using recycled materials to make your...
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GO-Science Expo: Exploring Science in Eastern North Carolina 3/284:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Greenville The GO-Science Expo will feature interactive hands-on learning experiences for children and adults while showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities and authentic research that is occurring...
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Folt Science Day at the Boys and Girls Club 3/284:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Ayden Between 4 and 6 pm, the boys and girls at the Dr. Ledyard E. Ross Club in Ayden, NC will act as the science experts, guiding their Boys and Girls Club colleagues from all the Clubs in Pitt, Lenoir, Greene and Beaufort Counties in...
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Family Science Night 3/285:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Wilmington Family Science Night will feature hands-on activities designed to engage children and families in science exploration. You won’t want to miss this chance to learn together and enjoy the science of making slime, paper flying...
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Astrophysics: The Cross-Link between Past, Present and Future 3/285:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Greensboro What are NASA astrophysicists up to today? What questions have been answered and what discoveries have been made? What are the current and future compelling unanswered science questions? What are the tools the science community,...
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GO-Science Expo: Exploring Science in Eastern North Carolina 3/285:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Greenville The GO-Science Expo will feature interactive hands-on learning experiences for children and adults while showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities and authentic research that is occurring...
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North Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting 3/285:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Raleigh The theme of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) 111th Annual Meeting is “Applying Evolution to Medicine and the Environment.” The Annual Meeting will provide a venue for the discussion of the role of biotechnology,...
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Opening of Sustain Me Baby, Art Exhibition 3/285:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Charlotte Come see art inspired by environmental science. "Sustain Me Baby" combines the work of two artists concerning plastics we cannot recycle. Joyce Dallal’s “The Other Toy Story” is a 10-foot baby that is fed during the opening...
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Transits of Venus Over the Centuries 3/287:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Jamestown Join us for this free talk for the public by Jay Pasachoff, the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College, MA. He will discuss efforts to observe transits of Venus throughout history, including the speaker's...
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Fun with STEM 3/287:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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An Evening with Carl Zimmer, Science Writer 3/288:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Charlotte Kickoff the 2014 NC Science Festival by attending this special talk and book-signing with renowned science author, NY Times Science Columnist and popular science blogger Carl Zimmer, one of the world's most accomplished...
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March 29
North Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting 3/298:00 am - 10:00 p.m.Raleigh The theme of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) 111th Annual Meeting is “Applying Evolution to Medicine and the Environment.” The Annual Meeting will provide a venue for the discussion of the role of biotechnology,...
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North Carolina Science Olympiad: Wake Middle Creek Elementary Tournament 3/298:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Apex This is a Wake County Elementary North Carolina Science Olympiad regional tournament. The general public is invited to attend and experience the excitement of our engineering events where students launch water bottle rockets,...
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North Carolina Science Olympiad: Cumberland County 3/298:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Hope Mills You are invited to attend and experience the excitement of this North Carolina Science Olympiad regional tournament! You'll get to experience the excitement of our engineering events where students launch water bottle rockets,...
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Open House at NCSU's College of Veterinary Medicine 3/299:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Visit the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine OPEN HOUSE from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 29 and tour of one of the nation’s top-ranked veterinary programs. The event offers opportunities to get up close with animals...
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Animal Connections: Our Journey Together 3/299:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh "Animal Connections" is a 1,000-square-foot science museum created to inspire the next generation of veterinarians. The exhibit uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films, touch screen videos, and...
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Big Toy Day at the Farmers Market 3/299:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Colfax Earthmovers, fire trucks, cranes, police cars and more! If you've ever wondered what it's like to work on a big rig, this is the event for you. Dozens of amazing machines will be on display for you to explore. Volunteers will be...
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STEMOSPHERE Opening Celebration 3/299:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Raleigh Science, technology, engineering, math and creativity come to life in Marbles’ new exhibit, STEMOSPHERE! Celebrate STEM with brain teasers, science challenges, and math play throughout the museum all day. The STEMOSPHERE is...
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Grand Opening of kidZone at the NC Zoo 3/299:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Asheboro Join us for the grand opening of the North Carolina Zoo's new, three-acre natural play space! As part of the festivities, we'll have music, giant puppets, fort building, a stream to play in, animals to see, plus a whole lot more!...
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Watauga SumoBot Competition 3/299:00 am - 3:30 p.m.Boone Robotic sumo is a competition where two robots, known as sumo-bots, attempt to push each other out of an arena using sensors, clever programming, and innovative design. The arena for the contest is a 4-foot diameter circle, and...
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Family Science Fair 3/2910:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Raleigh It’s our 2nd annual Family Science Fair! There are two ways to get involved: Sign-up to display your own project or simply explore others’ creations and investigations. Engage in hands-on science exploration with guests from...
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A Celebration of the Science of the Very, Very Small 3/2910:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte During NanoDays 2014 at Discovery Place, join a celebration of the science of the very, very, very, VERY small featuring nanotechnology, tiny particles and more! Activities will include hands-on interactives around nanoscience,...
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Reptile and Amphibian Day 3/2910:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Charlotte Get up close and personal with some cold-blooded animals! Learn about the differences between reptiles and amphibians, how to help herps living in your own backyard, learn about snake and other reptile skulls from Master...
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1st Annual ESTEAM EXPO 3/2910:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Fletcher Join us for the first annual ESTEAM Expo on March 29th, 2014! ESTEAM takes the idea of STEM education a step further, encouraging and cultivating the creative and independent thinking that will motivate youth of today in becoming...
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Brain Power Day 3/2910:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Winston-Salem Enjoy a day of engaging, hands-on activities geared toward teaching your child (and you!) all about our amazing brains!  This program is brought to you by the Brain Awareness Council of Wake Forest University as a part of Brain...
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Fort Macon Amateur Radio Special Event Station 3/2910:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Atlantic Beach Amateur Radio (or Ham Radio) is a popular science and technology hobby enjoyed by an estimated two million people worldwide. As part of the North Carolina Science Festival Fort Macon staff will set up and operate a special even...
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Cemetery Sleuths: People Are Dying to Try It! 3/2910:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us at Historic Oakwood Cemetery for a mysterious adventure! Help Superintendent Sam find the final resting place of Ursula Urn , Tommy Tombstone, Vinnie Vault, and Isabelle Interment. Use historical documents, GPS tracking,...
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Searching for Fossils in Eastern North Carolina 3/2910:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Aurora Dr. George Oliver, Jr. will discuss fossil-hunting in eastern NC including beaches, creeks and rivers, and quarries. Different techniques for these areas will be discussed as well as what to look for and where to look. Some...
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CANCELLED -- Kyran Anderson & Imhotep Academy STEM Expo -- CANCELLED 3/2911:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Raleigh This one-of-a-kind science expo will promote the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to 200 students from diverse backgrounds through hands-on activities, interactions with STEM professionals from...
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Introduction to Science Olympiad! 3/2911:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Rockingham Our school boasts the most successful Science Olympiad team in the county! We'd love to share the excitement of Science Olympiad with our local elementary schools and help them get their own teams started. During our event, we...
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Bottle Biology 3/2911:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Spring Lake Bottle Biology- Bring your empty 2-liter bottles to make a small ecosystem you can take back home with you! Kids will gain an understanding of creating a model terrestrial (land) habitat from the ground up.
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Biological Wonderland Hike 3/2911:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Carolina Beach In celebration of the NC Science Festival, our park rangers are leading special hikes through Carolina Beach State Park. You'll enjoyable beautiful vistas as you learn about the different plant communities that make this regions...
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North Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting with Rob Dunn 3/2911:30 am - 12:30 p.m.Raleigh Dr. Rob Dunn North Carolina State University Presentation: "Understanding the Ecology and Evolution of Human Bodies and Homes -- Lessons from Students, Solenodons and Face Mites" Rob Dunn is an evolutionary biologist...
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Eagle Watch Boat Tour 3/2912:30 pm - 2:00 p.m.Apex Bring your family and friends for a tour of Jordan Lake! We'll board a pontoon boat and search the lake for majestic Bald Eagles. We'll also learn about many other birds that live at the lake. Email jlee@jordanlake.co to register...
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Fun with STEM 3/291:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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Carolina Brewing Company Tour 3/291:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.Holly Springs We invite you to stop by and meet the people who make the beer and sample some of our tasty liquids! Every tour is led by one of CBC's owners. You'll learn about our history, the ingredients we use and a get a full walk-through...
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POSTPONED -- Nature and History Day at the Lost Town of Lawrenceville -- POSTPONED 3/291:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Mt. Gilead Please join us on a visit the Lost Town of Lawrenceville and hear about its rediscovery and other local archaeological finds. Nature activities will include a short hike starting at the Uwharrie Trail NC 24/27 Trailhead. Stations...
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NanoDay: The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science 3/291:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Winston-Salem Come to SciWorks to do some amazing science feats! Straighten a wire by adding heat, make "snow," and create a rainbow of colors from clear liquids as you explore the amazing properties of nano-structures! We'll have hands-on...
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NanoDays! Learning Center 3/291:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Wilmington Big things often come in small packages! Explore the world of nanoscience to see real-world applications of this emerging field of science. Play with sand that keeps itself dry, create an electrical circuit with a pencil drawing...
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Get S.T.E.M. Ed. with E-Corps Expeditions 3/291:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte Get STEMMED will involve a virtual trip across the habitats of the North Carolina including the Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Regions. We will have water tables, river systems, water quality testing, an adventure course,...
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Eagle Watch Boat Tour 3/292:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Apex Bring your family and friends for a tour of Jordan Lake! We'll board a pontoon boat and search the lake for majestic Bald Eagles. We'll also learn about many other birds that live at the lake. Email jlee@jordanlake.co to register...
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POSTPONED TO 4/5 -- Carolina Hurricanes South Plaza Party 3/295:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Raleigh In celebration of this year's Festival, we're bringing science fun to the pre-game plaza parties! Join our talented team of science educators for hands-on science experiments. We'll be out there having a blast along with a live...
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Science Film and Discussion: Contagion 3/297:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Charlotte The first event in UNCC's series of science-related films combined with an expert-led discussion, "Contagion" is a film about epidemic disease that has been widely praised for its scientific accuracy. A panel of real life...
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The Nano Science of Camping Gear 3/297:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE Family Science Night at Hands On! -  the Nano science of Camping Gear featuring our fantastic partners: REI, Pardee Signature Care, UNC-Asheville & Fountainhead Bookstore. Hands On! educators will present nanoscience...
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Fun with STEM 3/297:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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March 30
A Celebration of the Science of the Very, Very Small 3/3010:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte During NanoDays 2014 at Discovery Place, join a celebration of the science of the very, very, very, VERY small featuring nanotechnology, tiny particles and more! Activities will include hands-on interactives around nanoscience,...
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Cemetery Sleuths: People Are Dying to Try It! 3/3012:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us at Historic Oakwood Cemetery for a mysterious adventure! Help Superintendent Sam find the final resting place of Ursula Urn , Tommy Tombstone, Vinnie Vault, and Isabelle Interment. Use historical documents, GPS tracking,...
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NanoDays at Marbles Kids Museum 3/301:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us for a big day of tiny science! NanoDays is a nationwide festival about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Meet nanoscientists from Duke University, NC State University, and Triangle MRSEC as they share...
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Family Science Fair 3/301:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Raleigh It’s our 2nd annual Family Science Fair! There are two ways to get involved: Sign-up to display your own project or simply explore others’ creations and investigations. Engage in hands-on science exploration with guests from...
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Mad Scientist Revenge Race 3/302:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro A race for the mind and body! We challenge your team to complete our mad scientist obstacle course! Working in teams of 4 participants complete each of our 20 stations (some physical, some mental, some scientific challenges) to...
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Fun with STEM 3/302:30 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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Science Film and Discussion: Invisible Man 3/303:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Charlotte The second event in UNCC's series of science-related films combined with an expert-led discussion, "The Invisible Man" is a classic early science fiction film that combines horror with fanciful science. Real-life researcher in...
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Fun with STEM 3/305:30 pm - 7:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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March 31
Keeping Kannapolis Green 3/317:30 am - 3:00 p.m.Kannapolis Kannapolis City Schools continues to vertically align STEM education among all of its schools. For the 2014 Science Festival Kannapolis will organize its activities around Earth Day. Nutrition, Environmental Concerns, and Energy...
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SciTech Spring Mini Two Day Camp 3/319:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Winston Salem Our SciTech spring mini two day event aims to creatively impact middle and high school students by introducing the fields and careers of STEM through experiments and entertaining hands-on activities. This is a collaborative event...
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A Celebration of the Science of the Very, Very Small 3/3110:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte During NanoDays 2014 at Discovery Place, join a celebration of the science of the very, very, very, VERY small featuring nanotechnology, tiny particles and more! Activities will include hands-on interactives around nanoscience,...
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Let's Move Monday! 3/3110:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Winston-Salem Jump, climb and stretch with us at CMWS! Enjoy a morning of fitness programs like yoga and hula hooping. Get your muscles moving as you explore Kaleidoscape, the Lucky Climber and the Beanstalk. Use your body to create an...
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Reptile Fun 3/3110:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the reptiles of Discovery Place!
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CANCELLED -- Fun and Laughter with Science -- CANCELLED 3/3110:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Ayden Our staff members will be dressed up in lab coats leading all sorts of fantastic science experiments that you can try. FUN and MORE FUN while learning! There will be something amazing at each station!
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Slime Fest with Gloop, Glarch and Oobleck 3/3111:30 am - 12:30 p.m.Boone Have you ever experimented with slime? Is it a solid or a liquid? It's neither! It's gloop! Join us on Monday, March 31 to explore the physics and fun of viscosity. We'll do hands-on experiments and create all sorts of different...
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Beaver Ecology 3/313:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Fayetteville You know who really puts the E in STEM? Beavers! Come learn about these amazing engineers, including where they live, what they eat and how their adaptations help them survive. Presented by rangers from Lake Rim Park. Ideally for...
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Magnets, Magnets, Magnets! 3/314:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Fayetteville Have fun learning about all the things you can do with amazing magnets! This program is for children, ages 9-12.
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April 1
Keeping Kannapolis Green 4/17:30 am - 3:00 p.m.Kannapolis Kannapolis City Schools continues to vertically align STEM education among all of its schools. For the 2014 Science Festival Kannapolis will organize its activities around Earth Day. Nutrition, Environmental Concerns, and Energy...
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SciTech Spring Mini Two Day Camp 4/19:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Winston Salem Our SciTech spring mini two day event aims to creatively impact middle and high school students by introducing the fields and careers of STEM through experiments and entertaining hands-on activities. This is a collaborative event...
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Air Fair 4/19:30 am - 4:00 p.m.Durham So what’s up with air? Come join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Durham’s South Regional Library from 9:30 am to 4 pm to “check out” the Village Green Air Monitor and our mobile monitor, engage in...
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Reptile Fun 4/110:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the reptiles of Discovery Place!
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A Celebration of the Science of the Very, Very Small 4/110:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte During NanoDays 2014 at Discovery Place, join a celebration of the science of the very, very, very, VERY small featuring nanotechnology, tiny particles and more! Activities will include hands-on interactives around nanoscience,...
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Nano Days 2014 4/110:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE Nano Days 2014 is a week-long event celebrating nanoscience - the science of the very, very small! The Nano Days Kickoff celebration will be Friday, March 28th and the event continues through Friday, April 4th with hands-on...
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Raleigh Rockin' Walkin' Tour 4/13:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Raleigh Ever wonder what our capital's buildings are made of? Join us for this walking tour where we will explore different rock types while visiting historic buildings, museums and other hidden nooks in the downtown area. Explore the...
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Tween Tuesday: Sticking with Magnets 4/13:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.Hope Mills Magnets are amazing! Come to the library to do fascinating experiments with magnetism. This program is for ages 9-12.
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Explosive Science! 4/16:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Fayetteville You'll get the chance to put on safety googles (which we'll provide), create an exploding volcano, a fizzy potion, a sandwich bomb, and a mentos and soda geyser! These activities are best suited for students in grades 6-12.
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Calling all Vermiculturists to Blessed Sacrament School 4/16:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Burlington X-STREAM Worm Adventures! Calling all Vermiculturists in grades rising 5th-rising 8th! Students will learn the ins and outs of creating compost with worms! They will help feed and take care of the worms and learn the process...
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Know Watts Cooking: The Science of Energy Efficient Cooking 4/16:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Boone Join us for this informative and delicious introduction to physics. Through basic physics explanations, we will discuss the most efficient methods of cooking including pressure, induction and solar cooking. This talk will...
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Free Sci-Fi Film & Mythbusting Session: War of the Worlds 4/16:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Raleigh Learn from scientists and bust the myths behind the sci-fi classic War of the Worlds. Answer questions at the end of the film and win prizes! Free parking, admission, popcorn and soda. Bring your own brain. :)
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Interactive Computer Systems with Mary Lou Maher 4/17:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Meet one of UNC Charlotte's leading computer system experts as she gives an engaging talk that is free and open to the public. Dr. Mary Lou Maher is a designer of interactive computer systems and chair of UNCC's Department of...
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Rational Comedy for an Irrational Planet 4/17:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Raleigh Get your geek on during this perfect event for April Fools' Day! It’s an evening of science humor with Brian Malow, Earth’s Premier Science Comedian. From the lighter side of helium to the darker side of the moon, Brian...
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April 2
Keeping Kannapolis Green 4/27:30 am - 3:00 p.m.Kannapolis Kannapolis City Schools continues to vertically align STEM education among all of its schools. For the 2014 Science Festival Kannapolis will organize its activities around Earth Day. Nutrition, Environmental Concerns, and Energy...
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Grier MS 6th Grade STEM Conference 4/28:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Gastonia Our 6th Grade Students are attending a special 2-day STEM Conference. Students will be able to pre-register for their sessions. All sessions will be focus on STEM careers. Guest presenters from around the community will be...
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Nano Days 2014 4/210:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE Nano Days 2014 is a week-long event celebrating nanoscience - the science of the very, very small! The Nano Days Kickoff celebration will be Friday, March 28th and the event continues through Friday, April 4th with hands-on...
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Colorful Story Time with Experiments 4/210:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Fayetteville Bring your toddlers 24-36 months to the West Regional Library for a special story time, where we will celebrate the science of color with books and age-appropriate experiments. No registration required.
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A Celebration of the Science of the Very, Very Small 4/210:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte During NanoDays 2014 at Discovery Place, join a celebration of the science of the very, very, very, VERY small featuring nanotechnology, tiny particles and more! Activities will include hands-on interactives around nanoscience,...
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Exploring Energy and the Environment 4/210:00 am - 12:00 p.m.New Hill The Harris Energy and Environmental Center invites homeschoolers for a morning of exploring energy and North Carolina's environment. Learn about how a nuclear plant works, electricity transmission, radiation, environmental...
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Reptile Fun 4/210:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the reptiles of Discovery Place!
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Fabulous Fossils 4/23:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Spring Lake Ever wonder what prehistoric North Carolina was like? Join Ranger Mike from Lake Rim Park as he teaches about ancient North Carolina and prehistoric fossils from around the world. Learn where fossils are found and how they form....
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Electrifying Encounters 4/24:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kannapolis Watch sparks fly and step up to the Van de Graaff generator for a hair-raising experience. Experiment with building circuits and learning how electricity really works. Don't miss this fantastic, free presentation made by...
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Designing Medical Equipment for the Developing World 4/24:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Durham Here's a chance for access to leading edge science and technology! Our biomedical engineering instructor will show you examples of machines that hospitals have. You will learn the purpose of each device and understand how these...
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Alamance Community College Open House 4/24:30 pm - 6:00 p.m.Graham Interested in pursuing a STEM career? Attend Alamance Community College's open house for prospective students. Learn about the many career technical STEM programs that could be for you!
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Sick Science! for Preschoolers 4/25:30 pm - 6:30 p.m.Fayetteville Participate in totally sick, hands-on science experiments. Ages 3-5.
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Carolina Science Cafe: Electrifying the Brain 4/26:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Chapel Hill Join us at Top of the Hill -- Chapel Hill's signature restaurant -- for a special installment of our monthly Carolina Science Cafe series. Kicking off at 6 pm at TOPO's Back Bar, the program features a leading scientist in an...
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Snakes!!! 4/26:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Fayetteville Sometimes snakes get a bad rap. Come to the library to learn all about our serpentine friends and do hands-on craft activities. You'll also get the chance to meet a live snake! The event is for grades 6-12.
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ASTRONOMY IN APRIL: ATTEND A LIVE UNC-TV SCREENING & DISCUSSION—ONLINE! 4/27:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Anywhere you have an internet connection! ASTRONOMY IN APRIL: ATTEND A LIVE UNC-TV SCREENING & DISCUSSION—ONLINE! Coming Wednesday, April 2, at 7 PM, to a Computer near You! UNC-TV’s science stories that you see on such series as North Carolina Science Now...
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Public Talk with Amy Shira Teitel, Spaceflight Historian 4/27:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Please join us for a special talk on the history of spaceflight by space historian and Popular Science Space Blogger Amy Shira Teitel.
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April 3
Keeping Kannapolis Green 4/37:30 am - 3:00 p.m.Kannapolis Kannapolis City Schools continues to vertically align STEM education among all of its schools. For the 2014 Science Festival Kannapolis will organize its activities around Earth Day. Nutrition, Environmental Concerns, and Energy...
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What's That Smell? Our Senses at Work 4/310:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Learn about our five senses through simple activities. Groups of 6 or more please call 424-4008 to register. Ideally for children, ages 3-5.
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Body Science: Story Time and Puppet Show 4/310:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Fayetteville Learn how different parts of our body work in this special show! We'll listen to stories, watch a puppet show and perform simple experiments. Come join the Body Science fun! Registration is required by calling 910-483-7727 ext....
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Building Blocks of Fun 4/310:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Bring your youngsters out to build, build, build! Children will get the chance to use their imaginations to make incredible creations from our massive collection of Duplo blocks. This event is for children ages 3-5.
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Reptile Fun 4/310:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the reptiles of Discovery Place!
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Nano Days 2014 4/310:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE Nano Days 2014 is a week-long event celebrating nanoscience - the science of the very, very small! The Nano Days Kickoff celebration will be Friday, March 28th and the event continues through Friday, April 4th with hands-on...
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Wiggly, Squirmy Worms 4/311:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Fayetteville Have you ever thought about how important worms are? Master gardener Cheryl Garrett will bring her wiggly friends to tell us how they help our environment. And if you're lucky, you may get a chance to hold one of these squirmy...
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Folt Family Science 4/34:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Holly Ridge Dixon Elementary School presents “Folt Family Science” on April 3, 4-6 pm, at Dixon Elementary School cafeteria. This event is part of the 2014 North Carolina Science Festival. “Folt Family Science” includes 13...
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Create an Aircraft 4/34:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Children in grades 2nd through 5th, come learn about aircraft and what makes them fly. Then, create your own airplane out of recycled materials to see if it will take flight.
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All Things H2O 4/34:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Water might be the most amazing substance ever! Come spend an afternoon exploring hands-on activities learning about how water reacts and interacts with the world around it. Registration is required by calling 910-485-2955 ext....
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Bubble Science 4/34:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Creedmoor Discover how to launch big bubbles, catch bubbles, make bubbles last longer, and much more through messy hands-on activities! Each child will make her/his own bubble solutions and bubble pipe during the activities. Ages...
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Animal Circuits 4/34:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.West Jefferson Learn about electrical circuits and animal adaptations from Ranger Darius and the illuminated librarian. We will be creating squishy animals with LED lights. The first 20 people will recipe free conductive and non-conductive...
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Magnets, Magnets, Magnets! 4/34:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Fayetteville Join us at the library for a hands-on look at all the fun uses of magnets. Perfect for K-5 age groups.
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Marsh Detectives 4/34:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Swansboro Join a park ranger and be a detective for the day as we take a closer look at who and what lives in our waters. The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up! The marsh waters consist of an abundance of species that...
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Egg Drop Competition 2014 4/34:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kitty Hawk As part of the NC Science Festival, Children at Play announces the second annual Egg Drop Competition! Make a drop-proof container at home or at the museum, then bring it in to the museum to see if your container can withstand a...
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Build It Workshop: Marble Run 4/34:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Hope Mills Explore physics by building a marble run! Perfect for your K-5 students, but parents are encouraged to get in on the engineering fun. Registration is required by calling 910-425-8455.
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Climate Science Night 4/35:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us for a night focused on Climate Science as the Museum celebrates Earth Month! Programming includes Raleigh’s very own Greg Fishel, who will give a lecture at 7:15 p.m., followed by Dr. Walt Robinson at 8 p.m., a...
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SOLD OUT -- State of the Sciences: Neil deGrasse Tyson -- SOLD OUT 4/35:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Raleigh Most seating by invitation only. Limited General Admission seating will become available in mid-March. Visit sciences.ncsu.edu/year-one for more information. Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the world’s best-known...
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2nd Annual Homeschool Science Fair 4/36:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Linville All area homeschool students are invited to join us for our second annual science fair! Participation is free, but participants must email coordinator by March 26 with name, entry type, and needs (i.e. Electrical access). Finger...
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Engineering For All 4/36:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Concord Join us for this amazing FREE event focusing on careers in Engineering. Dozens of engineers will be stationed throughout the school showing off their skills, providing demonstrations, and talking about their jobs. Engineering...
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Sick Science! for Teens 4/36:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Fayetteville Participate in totally sick, hands-on science experiments. Ages 8-18.
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Organic Approaches to Solar Energy 4/37:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Interested in cutting-edge alternative energy? Then join Dr. Michael Walter, Associate Professor in UNC Charlotte's Department of Chemistry, for a special presentation of his talk "Juice It Up: The Earth-Abundant Approach to...
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Deep Sky Excursions 4/37:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Rocky Mount Begin with a detailed look at current constellations and deep sky objects including nebulae, star clusters and distant galaxies in Cummins Planetarium. Learn about light pollution, how to use a star chart and basic telescope...
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April 4
Keeping Kannapolis Green 4/47:30 am - 3:00 p.m.Kannapolis Kannapolis City Schools continues to vertically align STEM education among all of its schools. For the 2014 Science Festival Kannapolis will organize its activities around Earth Day. Nutrition, Environmental Concerns, and Energy...
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Grier MS 6th Grade STEM Conference 4/48:30 am - 3:00 p.m.Gastonia Our 6th Grade Students are attending a special 2-day STEM Conference. Students will be able to pre-register for their sessions. All sessions will be focus on STEM careers. Guest presenters from around the community will be...
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Lab Explorers: A Virtual Hospital Experience 4/49:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Winston-Salem Join us for an interactive tour of Winston-Salem State University’s Virtual Hospital. You will have the opportunity to help a current Clinical Laboratory Science student diagnose a sick “patient” by utilizing a robotic...
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sciVisit 2014 4/49:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Dallas The purpose of the Gaston College sciVisit is to expose prospective students from Gaston and Lincoln counties the various STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medical) educational opportunities and career paths...
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Carowinds Education Days 4/49:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Carowinds partners with Discovery Place, one of the leading hands-on science centers in the country, to bring classroom learning to life inside the Thrill Capital of the Southeast. Students may gain a greater understanding of the...
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Lab Explorers! 4/49:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Winston-Salem The Clinical Laboratory Science Department at WSSU will conduct interactive tours in the student laboratory. Participants will become “Lab Explorers” as they investigate the teaching disciplines of medical laboratory science...
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Lab Explorers: H.O.W. Mobile Clinic 4/49:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Winston-Salem The RAMS Know H.O.W. (Healthcare on Wheels) mobile clinic is a community outreach program provided by Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences. Participants will be given a tour and learn about the science behind...
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Nano Days 2014 4/410:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE Nano Days 2014 is a week-long event celebrating nanoscience - the science of the very, very small! The Nano Days Kickoff celebration will be Friday, March 28th and the event continues through Friday, April 4th with hands-on...
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Statewide Star Party: Catawba Science Center 4/410:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Hickory Join the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club for a daytime Statewide Star Party, filled with safe solar observing, sun facts and sun safety. We will have telescopes showing sunspots, telescopes for solar flares and solar atmospheric...
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Reptile Fun 4/410:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the reptiles of Discovery Place!
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The Science Behind the Eighteenth Century Home 4/410:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time as you journey through an 18th Century home. The Edenton State Historic Site staff is proud to offer this special series as part of the 2014 NC Science Festival. “The Science Behind the Eighteenth...
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Science Fun with Nature Tots & Forest Friends 4/410:00 am - 11:30 a.m.New Hill Discover the natural world through stories, nature activities, games, crafts, hikes and more. This month's topic will be Science is Fun for the NC Science Festival. Come with us to explore a variety of Sciences with hands-on...
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Science Fun with Nature Tots & Forest Friends 4/411:30 am - 1:00 p.m.New Hill Discover the natural world through stories, nature activities, games, crafts, hikes and more. This month's topic will be Science is Fun for the NC Science Festival. Come with us to explore a variety of Sciences with hands-on...
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REGISTRATION IS FULL -- Landfill Safari -- REGISTRATION IS FULL 4/41:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.Raleigh What you throw away today isn't just your business, it's a concern for future generations. Visit the Wilders Grove Solid Waste Services Center to learn how landfills are built and managed to prevent pollution of our air and...
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Catawba Science Center Science Expo 4/42:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Hickory Visit CSC and explore 10 hands-on, inquiry-based learning stations supportive of our traveling exhibit “Body Carnival”. Learn about the human body, while meeting health and science professionals. Participants can explore all...
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Statewide Star Party: Crowders Mountain 4/42:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Kings Mountain We are hosting a star party during the day! Come enjoy the Sun - our largest star in the sky. The Sun in a telescope is an awesome sight, a dynamic, living body, changing unpredictably from day to day. The Sun is also the only...
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Raleigh Rockin' Walkin' Tour 4/43:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Raleigh Ever wonder what our capital's buildings are made of? Join us for this walking tour where we will explore different rock types while visiting historic buildings, museums and other hidden nooks in the downtown area. Explore the...
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The Amazing Chemistry of Dry Ice 4/44:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Sherrills Ford Students age 5-18 are invited to the library to explore the amazing chemistry of dry ice. Each participant will discover the properties of dry ice through hands on experiments.
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Proehlific Park Science Fair 4/44:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Greensboro The Proehlific Park Afterschool Program is hosting the first ever Proehlific Park Science Fair! Each grade level (K- 7th) will choose their own science project to work on together as a group. Our amazing kids will explain their...
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Statewide Star Party: Greensboro Children's Museum 4/45:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Greensboro Discover the magic of the moon! Taste out of this world treats, create your own lunar craters, design and craft an alien creature. The evening will end with a spectacular Moon viewing under the stars. The NC Science...
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Lean In: Women in Science 4/45:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Durham Girls need extra encouragement and mentoring to pursue science careers and having great role models to learn from is especially important. This event has two parts:  First, a panel discussion with six accomplished women...
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UPDATE -- Statewide Star Party: Marbles Kids Museum -- UPDATE 4/45:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Raleigh Due to weather the activities will be moved indoors. Safely check out the sun using a specially equipped telescope with special guest Steve Andrews, investigate light pollution, scope out the night sky, test out your astronaut...
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Bird's the Word: Walkabout 4/45:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.Elizabeth City Activities will include an urban bird watching walkabout and gardening tips for creating a bird sanctuary, led by local Master Gardeners in our Kid’s Grow Garden, and a bird related art activity. This event is held in...
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Open Minds: Teen Science Cafe 4/46:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Raleigh Getting from A to B: Making Ocean Connections Dive into this free science café designed for TEENS! Marine creatures use a variety of strategies to move throughout the ocean. After all, moving can be vital to finding food,...
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Statewide Star Party: PARI 4/46:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Rosman What better way to celebrate the Statewide Star Party than by visiting the largest observatory in western North Carolina! This open house will allow visitors a behind the scenes look at how people work at PARI and how some of the...
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Statewide Star Party: A Time for Science 4/46:00 pm - 11:00 p.m.Grifton Join A Time For Science and the Carolina Skies Astronomy Club at 7:30 pm to view the night sky and a waxing crescent moon. A variety of telescopes will be available and later a guided tour of the spring constellations will be...
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The Science of Art Conservation 4/46:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.Raleigh Join the NCMA’s young professionals affiliate group, the Contemporaries, for this special behind-the-scenes tour opportunity. Meet at the Wine Bar in the West Building at 6:30 pm to mingle, followed by a 30-minute tour of the...
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Statewide Star Party: Run Hill State Natural Area 4/47:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Kill Devil Hills Come check out Run Hill State Natural Area by the light of a young moon! Learn about the phases of our nearest neighbor before caravanning to enjoy a hike on this active dune. Moderately strenuous hike on soft sand. Dress for the...
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Statewide Star Party: Neuseway Planetarium 4/47:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Kinston Come gaze at the night sky through telescopes under the waxing crescent moon. Enjoy a planetarium show, constellation activity and air bottle rockets. The Health and Science Museum will be open as well. The NC Science...
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POSTPONED to 4/11 -- Statewide Star Party: Fort Macon State Park -- POSTPONED TO 4/11 4/47:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Atlantic Beach Join a park ranger at the Fort Macon Bathhouse for our Statewide Star Party. The focus this year will be on the moon, but we will also observe other interesting night sky objects. We will have several telescopes available with...
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CANCELLED -- Statewide Star Party: Planets in Motion -- CANCELLED 4/47:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Apex Join American Tobacco Trail staff for an evening of discovery! We’ll explore our local night sky and look for visible planets in our solar system. The Moon, Jupiter and Mars will be on display along with other constellations....
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NEW LOCATION -- Statewide Star Party: Methodist University and Fayetteville State -- NEW LOCATION 4/47:30 pm - 9:30 p.m.Fayetteville Join us for this year's Statewide Star Party! This event is co-hosted by Methodist University and Fayetteville State University.  Observations of the Moon, planets, and constellations will be the primary focus.  Telescopes...
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Statewide Star Party: Mayo River State Park 4/47:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Mayodan What’s up with the moon? Have you ever wondered about our planet’s closest neighbor? Come out to Mayo River State Park on Friday, April 4 to find out! Park staff will be on hand to give a tour of the moon and the night sky....
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Statewide Star Party: Eno River State Park 4/47:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Durham Join us at Eno River State Park for a closer look at the night sky! We will have a telescope and other viewing stations prepared for an awesome look at constellations as well as the moon. Feel free to bring your own star gazing...
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Statewide Star Party: Western Carolina University 4/47:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Sylva Western Carolina University will be hosting a free public telescope viewing beginning at 7:30 pm at the Jackson County Airport on Friday, April 4th, 2014. Astronomy faculty from WCU will be there to show the stars, Mars, Jupiter...
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Fun with STEM 4/47:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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Statewide Star Party: Weymouth Woods 4/47:30 pm - 8:30 p.m.Southern Pines Join the fun at Weymouth Woods and be a part of the second annual statewide Star Party! This year is a lunar theme, so come ready to learn some fun facts, make some outdoor observations, and shoot for the moon! In case of bad...
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Statewide Star Party: Canoe Under the Crescent Moon 4/47:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Seven Springs Looking for an amazing way to experience the night sky? Come paddle the park lake just after sunset. Gaze up into the stars as we share constellation stories while floating in the dark. Park rangers will provide canoe instruction...
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CANCELLED -- Statewide Star Party: Little River Park -- CANCELLED 4/48:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Rougemont Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to weather. Join us at Little River Park for the 2nd annual Statewide Star Party. Star gazers at various locations across the state will come together to enjoy an evening...
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Statewide Star Party: UNC Charlotte -- POSTPONED 4/48:00 pm - 10:30 p.m.Charlotte Join us for the Statewide Star Party at the UNC Charlotte Observatory. With our state-of-the-art telescopes, we will be able to see details of the Moon’s surface, Jupiter and its moons, star clusters and more! Great for all...
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Statewide Star Party: Hammocks Beach State Park 4/48:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Swansboro Join us at the park for a North Carolina Statewide Star Party. You will learn about the basics of stargazing and be amazed by all you can see! You will even get a chance to use a telescope to get a closer look at the planets that...
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Statewide Star Party: Greensboro Science Center 4/48:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Greensboro Take a guided look at the night sky, with special emphasis on the moon. We'll combine outside viewing with planetarium programming for this special evening for all ages that will leave you star-struck! This event is free and all...
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Statewide Star Party: Annie Wilkerson Nature Preserve -- POSTPONED 4/48:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Raleigh Members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club will share their telescopes and knowledge of the night sky with the public. If the weather permits, we will view the Moon, visible planets and deep sky objects. Please park in the first...
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Statewide Star Party: Cline Observatory 4/48:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Jamestown Celebrate the 2nd Annual Statewide Star Party by coming out to GTCC! Telescopes will be set up for viewing the moon, planets, and other astronomical objects. This event will be held only if weather permits. In case of...
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Statewide Star Party: Morehead Observatory 4/49:00 pm - 11:00 p.m.Chapel Hill The astronomical observatory atop the Morehead Planetarium Building houses a 0.6m (24") professional Perkin-Elmer telescope. Visitors at for this special Guest Night have the opportunity to see the telescope in operation. If...
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April 5
This is for the Birds! 4/56:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Grifton Join ECU graduate student Sean Gough and A Time For Science for a series of Bird Walks. The 6:30 am Bird Walk through the various habitats in our conservation areas is intended for  the “hardcore” birders. A second walk at...
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Spring PhotoWILD 4/57:30 am - 12:00 p.m.Huntersville Amateur and professional photographers alike will enjoy this professional photo shoot featuring Carolina Raptor Center's resident raptors. Owls and eagles and hawks, oh my! Each day highlights over 20 different raptors in unique...
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North Carolina Science Olympiad: Pender Elementary Tournament 4/58:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Hampstead This is the Pender County Elementary North Carolina Science Olympiad Regional Tournament. The general public is invited to attend and experience the excitement of our engineering events where students launch water bottle rockets,...
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Elementary Mathematics Invitational 4/58:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Winston-Salem Come to WSSU to put the M in STEM! The Elementary Mathematics Invitational (EMI) is a special event geared toward diverse audiences. The EMI consists of the following components (1) a regional 4th and 5th grade mathematics...
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North Carolina Science Olympiad: Guilford Elementary Tournament 4/58:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro This is the Guilford County Elementary Science Olympiad Regional Tournament. The general public is invited to attend and experience the excitement of our engineering events where students launch water bottle rockets, test pasta...
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North Carolina Science Olympiad: Brunswick Elementary Tournament 4/58:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Shalotte This is the Brunswick County Elementary Science Olympiad Regional Tournament. The general public is invited to attend and experience the excitement of our engineering events where students launch water bottle rockets, test pasta...
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Stemville Science Symposium 4/58:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Chapel Hill This science conference is designed for children in 4th-7th grade. The symposium will be similar to the professional meetings that adult scientists and other STEM professionals attend—but it will be filled with child-friendly...
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NC Gravity Games 4/58:30 am - 3:30 p.m.Lenoir The NC Gravity Games: An Irresistible Force for Fun in Education (April 5, Lenoir)  It's  easier than ever to join the fast-growing NC Gravity Games, a soapbox derby competition designed to get young people excited about...
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WCU STEAM Expo 4/59:00 am - 4:30 p.m.Cullowhee Join WCU faculty, students, and local community members on April 5, 2014 as we celebrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) with an all-day expo featuring demonstrations, displays, and hands-on...
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DATE CHANGED---Community Rain Garden Day---DATE CHANGED 4/59:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Riegelwood Bring the entire family to Lock & Dam #1 on the Cape Fear River for Community Rain Garden Day! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cape Fear River Watch, and the New Hanover and Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office are...
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Robox Sumo 4/59:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Grifton Bill McClung and his Pitt Pirates Robotics Team has partnered with A Time For Science to lead an exclusive Robox Sumo workshop for a group of deserving students from the Pitt County area. Using very basic materials (like...
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Triangle SciTech Expo 4/59:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Raleigh The Triangle SciTech Expo is sponsored by Biogen Idec Foundation and expands upon the huge success of last year’s Triangle BEST Fest (Biotechnology, Engineering, Science and Technology) by bringing together scientists,...
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Leaping Lemurs! 4/510:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Raleigh A real place you could never imagine. Strange creatures you will never forget. Join Duke Lemur Center at Marbles as you discover lemurs, the most endangered group of mammals on the planet, and their homeland, Madagascar....
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Magnets! Magnets! Magnets! 4/510:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Have fun learning about all the things you can do with amazing magnets! This program is for grades K-5.
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Conoce a un(a) Científico(a) / Meet a Scientist 4/510:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Durham Ven a conocer a un científico al Museo de Vida y Ciencias (Museum of Life and Science) Para celebrar el Festival de Ciencias de Carolina del Norte 2014, el Museo de Vida y Ciencias se enorgullece en ofrecer un evento de...
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Mountain Science Expo: JUST DO IT! 4/510:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Asheville Come spend the day learning how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math affect your life everyday. This year's event will feature Science Fair exhibits from our 16 Western North Carolina schools in Project EXPLORE,...
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Terrapin Tally 2014 4/510:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Wilmington People of NC, Science needs YOU! Join us for this exciting chance to get involved with a Citizen Science project. The training sessions will enable volunteers to participate in the Terrapin Tally scheduled for May 3, 2014,...
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Family Fun Explorers: The Science behind the Eighteenth Century Home 4/510:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time as you journey through the science behind an 18th century home in this fun-filled interactive day. Tour the James Iredell House and learn how science was used and impacted an 18th century American...
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Identifying the Fossils of Eastern North Carolina 4/510:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Aurora Miocene and Pliocene Fossils of eastern North Carolina will be on display and a discussion presented by Dr. George Oliver, Jr. on how to tell if something is a fossil and identifying the living specimen. Following this...
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The Earth's Greenest Heroes! 4/510:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Gastonia This looks like a job for….Earth’s Greenest Heroes! Swing into Earth Day action with Captain Conservation, Hydro Hound and more as you discover the super powers of Earth and help save the day -- our 24th annual Earth Day that...
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Guided Hike through Guilford College Woods 4/510:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Greensboro The Guilford College campus includes over 200 acres of undeveloped forests and fields, right in the midst of Greensboro's urban sprawl. We'll hike on trails that meander through the woods, and learn about the ecology of Piedmont...
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CANCELLED -- UNCW STEM Expo -- CANCELLED 4/510:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Wilmington UPDATE: DUE TO UNFORESEEN SCHEDULING CONFLICTS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join UNCW faculty, staff, students and friends as we investigate the world of STEM in this once-a-year unique opportunity. Our 2014 Expo will be...
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Inside Out: A Day of Dissection 4/510:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte It's a day of dissections at Discovery Place! By looking at tissues and organs up close you can gain a better understanding of our amazing body systems. We will be dissecting a different specimen each hour throughout the day....
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Backyard Composting Workshop 4/510:30 am - 12:00 p.m.Raleigh Composting is nature's way of recycling leaves, grass clippings and food scraps into nutrient-rich soil. Learn tips for incorporating compost into your summer vegetable garden! This workshop will give you the confidence and...
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Comet Creations 4/511:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Charlotte Learn about comets and how they form. Watch a comet be created right in front of your eyes!
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Mudscapes 4/511:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Wake Forest Join us for an interactive program at Beaverdam beach. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as we explore watersheds while playing in the mud. We will use mud and sand to build the banks of a river. Then we'll build a  model of...
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Carnivorous Plant Hike 4/511:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Carolina Beach Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of the carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back, such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants and the...
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Sidewalk Astronomy 4/511:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Rocky Mount The best way to begin learning about the universe is to spend time outside with a telescope. Join the staff of Cummins Planetarium at City Lake for a close-up look at the Sun! Weather permitting, a specially equipped telescope...
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Kites for Kids 4/511:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Fayetteville Learn the science of kite flying by making and flying a kite of your very own! Materials are provided. Registration is required by calling 910-485-2955 ext. 1403. This event is suitable for grades K-5.
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Outer Space Day 4/511:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Rutherfordton Join us at KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum for Outer Space Day! Together, we will explore the many wonders of Outer Space, through several lively and interactive activities.
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The Pocosin Project: a Peek at Pocosins 4/512:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.Raleigh Do you know where Venus fly traps live? Or how the Great Dismal Swamp got its name? Why did the 2011 Lateral West wildlife burn for so long? Come learn all about the "swamp-on-a-hill," the valuable pocosin ecosystem of Eastern...
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The Green Idea Factory Competition at PiES 4/512:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Davidson Want to see creative minds working on some of our biggest problems? Come check out the 3rd Annual Green Idea Factory Competition! At this exclusive event, you'll get the chance to view the entries and winners of the 3rd Annual...
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The Science of Beer at the World Beer Festival 4/512:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Raleigh The World Beer Festival returns to Downtown Raleigh's Moore Square for the ninth year. This festival is an opportunity to sample 250+ beers from over 80 local, regional and national breweries. In addition to sampling and in...
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Statewide Star Party: Kathleen Clay Edwards Library 4/51:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro As part of our Earth Day Celebration, join us for a day of safe solar observation! Free and open to the public. The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC...
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Literacy Live: Technology & the Five Senses 4/51:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Wilmington Explore the world of your five senses through literature, science, technology, engineering and math. Learn about new assistive technologies that help children overcome poor vision or hearing. Discover how touch screens work....
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Critter Feeders 4/51:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Scotland Neck An ecosystem can be an exciting place for a child to explore their environment. This program comes to life with Port Discover's live critters that represent key parts of a food web. See these critters up close then make your own...
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Science Family Fun Night 4/51:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Get hands-on with science experiments at ImaginOn during Family Science Fun Day. From science story time to fun activities where you can explore your world with cool technology, come see what this children’s library and theatre...
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Ooey Gooey Science Saturday 4/51:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kinston Come get messy with science! Be prepared to get your hands dirty with oobleck, glubber, elephant toothpaste, color changing milk and bubble fun!
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Fun with STEM 4/51:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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Statewide Star Party: Medoc Mountain 4/51:00 pm - 10:30 p.m.Hollister Medoc Mountain is a great location in eastern North Carolina to observe the skies! Come to the field by the picnic shelter during the day for solar observation, or after dark for views of the Milky Way. A number of astronomers...
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Earth Day Celebration 4/51:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro Join us for this free, fun and educational event. Science and technology displays, alternative vehicles, eco-art, environmental exhibits and hands-on activities, live animals, entertainment, nature photography and more.
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Incredible Insects 4/51:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Wilmington Get a “bug’s-eye” view as you explore the incredible world of insects at our amazing learning center! Investigate how insects communicate and what they build. Discover flying insects and have fun learning why bees...
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Howell Woodstock 4/51:00 pm - 11:30 p.m.Four Oaks Howell Woodstock is an all-day and evening event at the Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center located on a 2,800 acre nature preserve in Johnston County. Woodstock offers a number of environmental and life science talks and...
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Carolina Brewing Company Tour 4/51:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.Holly Springs We invite you to stop by and meet the people who make the beer and sample some of our tasty liquids! Every tour is led by one of CBC's owners. You'll learn about our history, the ingredients we use and a get a full walk-through...
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STEM in Action: Come Build with Us 4/51:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.High Point Students and parents will have a blast during this day of building challenges. Use our Lego Education materials to: design and build robots, make simple machines, attend a parent workshop, play tech games -- or build whatever you...
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Bubble-ology 4/51:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Immerse yourself in the fun and science of bubbles. Make giant bubbles, stir up a cauldron of bubblicious potion and play around with how different bubble frames and solutions create different kinds of bubbles.
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Zucchini 500 4/51:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Kannapolis A Kannapolis favorite, the Zucchini 500 gives kids of all ages the chance to "put the PRODUCE to the metal" by building zucchini race cars "souped-up" with vegetables, and racing them on a 16-foot track. On Sat., April 5, from...
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Comet Creations 4/52:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.Charlotte Learn about comets and how they form. Watch a comet be created right in front of your eyes!
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Old Knowledge and New Knowledge with Author Robin Sloan 4/52:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Concord Join Robin Sloan, author of the award winning book Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (our next selection for our 4-county community read!) as he discusses technology, books and the power they both contain. Discuss the conflict...
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Beneath the Waves Film Festival 4/52:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Beaufort Join us for a free and fun event for all ages at the Beneath the Waves Film Festival hosted by UNC Institute of Marine Sciences. This unique, worldwide film festival is designed to promote science communications and raise...
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Comet Creations 4/54:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Charlotte Learn about comets and how they form. Watch a comet be created right in front of your eyes!
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Family Martial Arts Science 4/54:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Chapel Hill Ever wonder how martial arts and similar practices produce positive psychological and physical impacts? Love FREE PIZZA for you and the kids?  Come let Master Instructor Erik Neill demonstrate and guide you through...
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POSTPONED TO 4/5 -- Carolina Hurricanes South Plaza Party 4/55:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Raleigh In celebration of this year's Festival, we're bringing science fun to the pre-game plaza parties! Join our talented team of science educators for hands-on science experiments. We'll be out there having a blast along with a live...
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Statewide Star Party: Forsyth Astronomical Society 4/55:00 pm - 11:30 p.m.Yadkinville Join the Forsyth Astronomical Society for a Statewide Star Party at Yadkin County Park. Come early for solar viewing, and as the skies begin to darken, we will view the moon, planets and stars.
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Statewide Star Party: Howell Woodstock 4/55:00 pm - 11:30 p.m.Four Oaks Join us for this year's Statewide Star Party at Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center! Throughout the day, join us for safe solar observation with our staff. Beginning at 5 pm, we will feature classroom astronomy...
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DATE CHANGE -- Statewide Star Party: Prairie Ridge Ecostation -- DATE CHANGE 4/57:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Raleigh Join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Raleigh Astronomy Club at Prairie Ridge Ecostation to view the stars during the Statewide Star Party! See the stars and planets through telescopes, learn about the constellations, get...
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Statewide Star Party: Schiele Museum 4/57:00 pm - 10:30 p.m.Gastonia Join us as we look at the moon, planets and anything we can find with our telescopes as we explore the night sky as part of the Statewide Star Party. While you're here, visit the planetarium for a special presentation of our...
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Statewide Star Party: Elk Knob State Park 4/57:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Todd Join us for our 2nd annual Statewide Star Party! Come enjoy the dark skies of Elk Knob as we focus on the moon. We will use the park’s 8″ Celestron telescope to enhance viewing of celestial objects. If you have a pair of...
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Floating Hoot: An Owl Canoe Safari 4/57:30 pm - 9:30 p.m.Raleigh Join a naturalist as we paddle canoes through the Big Lake to search for owls. We'll hoot and listen to hear 'WHO' calls back. Brief paddling instruction and glow sticks attached to life vests will be provided. Meets at the Boat...
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Statewide Star Party: Carolina Beach State Park 4/57:30 pm - 10:00 p.m.Carolina Beach Join Cape Fear Astronomical Society, Cape Fear Museum, and other community partners from 7:30 – 10pm for a free, fun-filled evening of stargazing and other astronomy activities at Carolina Beach State Park.  Activities will...
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UPDATE -- Statewide Star Party: UNC Asheville -- UPDATE 4/57:30 pm - 8:30 p.m.Asheville Join the Astronomy Club of Asheville and the UNC Asheville Physics Department for an evening of astronomical observing during the Statewide Star Party. Come view the Moon, Jupiter, star clusters, galaxies, and the International...
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Fun with STEM 4/57:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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Statewide Star Party: Pleasant Grove Community Center 4/57:30 pm - 9:30 p.m.Burlington Want to have some fun? Then come and join the Alamance County Recreation and Parks Star Party! This will be a great time to learn about the Moon, make a Moon craft, grab a snack in the Moon Café or participate in the Phases of...
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Statewide Star Party: Jordan Lake Farm 4/58:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Apex Join us on Saturday, April 5th for an evening exploring the night sky during the 2nd annual Statewide Star Party! Bring your family and friends with some camp chairs or blankets to Jordan Lake Farm where the night sky is dark and...
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Statewide Star Party: Appalachian's Dark Sky Observatory 4/58:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Jobs Cabin Join us for a night under the stars at Appalachian State University’s Dark Sky Observatory and Cline Visitor Center. The target list for our telescope includes the crescent Moon and Jupiter and its own bright moons! Viewers...
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NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 8 PM START TIME -- Statewide Star Party: Duke Teaching Observatory 4/58:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Durham Join us for the Statewide Star Party, with a special focus on observing the Moon and Jupiter. With our telescopes and good weather, we should be able to make out details of the Moon's surface and up to four of Jupiter's...
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Statewide Star Party: Jordan Lake Ebenezer Church Recreation Area 4/58:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Apex Join Morehead Planetarium on the shores of Jordan Lake as we view the night sky's wonders again this year, including a green laser constellation tour and telescopic exploration of planets and deep sky mysteries. We'll be keeping...
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NEW DATE -- Statewide Star Party: Old North Durham Park -- NEW DATE 4/58:30 pm - 10:00 p.m.Durham Come join Durham Parks and Recreation, North Carolina Central University and thousands of others around the state as we spend an evening gazing at the stars. We'll have high-powered telescopes and knowledgeable staff to create an...
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Statewide Star Party: Appalachian's Dark Sky Observatory 4/59:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Jobs Cabin Join us for a night under the stars at Appalachian State University’s Dark Sky Observatory and Cline Visitor Center. The target list for our telescope includes the crescent Moon and Jupiter and its own bright moons! Viewers...
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April 6
Spring PhotoWILD 4/67:30 am - 12:00 p.m.Huntersville Amateur and professional photographers alike will enjoy this professional photo shoot featuring Carolina Raptor Center's resident raptors. Owls and eagles and hawks, oh my! Each day highlights over 20 different raptors in unique...
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Science in the Galleries Day 4/61:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Wilmington Visit Cape Fear Museum for a free hands-on science experience. Families will build a light bulb, reconstruct a telegraph machine and use magnets to levitate a UFO. These and other exciting science activities will be available in...
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Gadgets and Gizmos 4/61:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty took a two-story fall! Come engineer a protective package to help an egg survive a drop with The Engineering Place, NCSU Collete of Engineering’s K-20 Outreach Program.
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Bird Lore and More 4/61:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte Get nose-to-beak with our fine feathered friends and learn about the fascinating world of birds! Comprised of nearly 10,000 species around the world, birds come in all shapes and sizes.  You'll learn about that and more as local...
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Map It! 4/62:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Winston-Salem The Gateway Nature Center is a 19-acre urban nature preserve near downtown Winston-Salem—and we need to know what makes our site a great nature habitat! Using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's YardMap program, kids will map features...
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Science and Superheroes Contest 4/62:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.Charlotte Did you know that many superheroes in the comic book world derive their superpowers from science, technology, engineering and math? Spider-Man uses biology and zoology to show us how a spider's physiology translates into a human...
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Fun with STEM 4/62:30 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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Universe Story Walk 4/63:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro The Universe Story Walk, based on The Universe Story by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme, tells the 14-billion year history of the Universe through a series of readings along a 1/2-mile trail through the woods. At intervals of 100...
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Science Film and Discussion: Jurassic Park 4/63:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Charlotte The third event in UNCC's series of science-related films combined with an expert-led discussion, "Jurassic Park" is a modern classic that introduced to broad audiences the vast promises and challenges of the genomic revolution....
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Fun with STEM 4/65:30 pm - 7:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn with Laughter has partnered with CMS to produce “Fun with STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This show features live action, magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling with national...
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April 7
NCAMA Manufacturing Awareness Week (MAW) @ RCC 4/78:30 am - 7:00 p.m.Lumberton Last year, the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (NCAMA) worked in conjunction with the NC Community College System to host the first statewide Manufacturing Awareness Week. We're bringing it back for 2014! We'll be...
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Campus Tours at BCCC 4/79:30 am - 1:30 p.m.Washington Visit Beaufort County Community College as they conduct exciting tours for 8th graders in the area. Learn all about the advancements in Manufacturing. Contact your school for more information about these special tours.
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Amphibian Fun 4/710:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the amphibians of Discovery Place.
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Sir Isaac Newton on Stage 4/710:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Pembroke “In this presentation students of all ages will meet Sir Isaac Newton up close and personal. Instead of reading a bunch of stuff about an old dead guy, the audience talks to and discusses Newton's life and accomplishments with...
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Building Blocks of Fun 4/710:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Use your imagination to make creations from Duplo blocks, and have fun exploring engineering in the process! Ages 2-3.
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Spy Science 4/74:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kannapolis Behind every James Bond, there's a team of scientists and technology experts. Come learn how to make and break secret codes and messages. How to look for clues, study fingerprints and work on surveillance. Enjoy fun spy stories...
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Science of Magnetism 4/75:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Spring Lake Learn various ways magnets can be used and conduct experiments with them. Ideally for grades 6-12. This program is part of the NC Science Festival.
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Teen Science: How Did That Happen? 4/76:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Fayetteville Do fun science experiments with specially prepared educational kits that include every day items. You'll be blown away by how cool and easy some simple science experiments are. This program is designed for grades 6-12
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Sir Isaac Newton on Stage 4/76:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Pembroke “In this presentation students of all ages will meet Sir Isaac Newton up close and personal. Instead of reading a bunch of stuff about an old dead guy, the audience talks to and discusses Newton's life and accomplishments with...
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Is It Magic or Science? 4/76:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.Fayetteville Become a science wizard by learning fun science tricks that mystify, dazzle and astound! All ages.
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What's Up in the Nighttime Sky? 4/76:30 pm - 8:30 p.m.Fayetteville Amateur astronomer Johnny Horne of the Fayetteville Observer will demonstrate interactive applications for smartphones and tablets that will make the night sky more familiar. Participants will go outside to observe the moon and...
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April 8
Career Day 2014 4/88:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Shelby Local high school Juniors and Seniors will be on campus to explore a wide range of careers. The theme/focus of this year's event will be Advanced Manufacturing Careers. Representatives from local manufacturing companies will be...
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"What Do We Make in a Day" 4/88:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Asheville Welcoming all middle school students from Buncombe County, Asheville City, & Madison County to tour Welding, Machining, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Systems, Computer-Aided Drafting, Electronics, Electrical, &...
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Career Day 2014 at Cleveland CC 4/88:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Shelby Local high school Juniors and Seniors will be on campus to explore a wide range of careers. The theme/focus of this year's event will be Advanced Manufacturing Careers. Representatives from local manufacturing companies will be...
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Manufacturing Day at CCC 4/88:30 am - 12:00 p.m.Shelby Local manufacturers from various industries will be on-hand job fair style with displays and demonstrations to provide information to area high school students. Come on out to learn about 21st Century advanced manufacturing in...
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Advanced Manufacturing Day at Surry CC 4/89:00 am - 7:00 p.m.Dobson Visit Surry Community College as we celebrate our Advanced Manufacturing Day! The itinerary for the day will include: 9 a.m. - 12 noon Tours of the campus for high school students 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Job Connections 5:30...
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Junior Jumpstart and Senior Showcase at Brunswick County CC 4/89:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Bolivia We welcome local high school 11th and 12th grade students and their counselors will participate in campus tours, listen to presentations, and learn about Brunswick Community College's program areas including advanced...
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Advanced Manufacturing Day 4/89:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Statesville Check out the STEAM Bus that will be on campus and enjoy tours in our Career and Technical Education areas such as HVAC, Welding, CAD/Drafting, Electronics. Also, take a moment to enjoy some great demonstrations from the Rocket...
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Advanced Manufacturing Day at Mitchell CC 4/89:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Statesville High school students from the area will tour the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Departments at the college viewing presentations at each department. Local Industry will be on hand to talk about Advanced Manufacturing at...
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Campus Tours for High School Students and the General Public 4/89:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Washington Come tour Beaufort County Community College and explore our Automotive, Electrical, Machining, Heavy Equipment, and Welding program as a part of NC Manufacturing Awareness Week!
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Campus Tours at Beaufort County CC 4/89:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Washington Visit Beaufort County Community College and tour our Automotive, Electrical, Machining, Heavy Equipment, and Welding program as a part of NC Manufacturing Awareness Week. This event is open to the public.
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Advanced Manufacturing Day at Central Piedmont CC 4/89:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Charlotte Learn about exciting career opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing at Central Piedmont CC. Meet with business, industry representatives and participate in hands-on demonstrations of advanced manufacturing equipment including 3-D...
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Amphibian Fun 4/810:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the amphibians of Discovery Place.
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SciDay: Homeschool Science Fair 4/810:00 am - 2:00 p.m.West Jefferson Science is everywhere, so come explore it with us! SciDay is a fantastically fun event designed to allow students and families of all ages to explore science in exciting hands-on ways! All homeschool students are invited to...
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Career and Job Fair at Beaufort County CC 4/810:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Washington Come visit Beaufort County Community College and check out the riveting  future of manufacturing! Tour the campus and get all the info you'll need about exciting new careers.
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Sustainability on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Research Triangle Park Campus 4/811:30 am - 2:00 p.m.Research Triangle Park Come learn how EPA-RTP has reduced energy consumption by 40% in 10 years and minimized our environmental impact. We’ll begin with a brief lunchtime presentation from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour...
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Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Day at Mayland Community College 4/812:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Spruce Pine Mayland Community College will celebrate Advanced Manufacturing Week in North Carolina by hosting an open house for middle- and high-school students, parents, and the community. Local industry representatives will be on hand to...
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Tween Tuesday: Be a Computer Programmer! 4/83:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.Hope Mills Computer coding is easier than you think! Explore the basics of coding with Ruby, an easy-to-learn programming language. Ages 9-12.
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Magnet Mania 4/83:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Fayetteville Magnets are amazing! Come to the library to learn about magnets through great stories and fun science experiments! Grades K-5.
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Storm the Castle! Build Your Own Catapult 4/84:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Learn how to build a catapult and test your siege machine on paper fortresses. Materials and safety equipment provided. Grades 6-12.
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ECU's Earth Day Expo 4/84:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Greenville Our Earth Day Expo will have interactive events for people of all ages. Renowned ECU researchers and local non-profit organizations will have displays and activities available on topics related to biodiversity. There will be live...
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STEMulating Green at Riverside MS 4/85:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Williamston A community celebration of past, present and future sustainable practices and innovations that showcases stewardship of northeastern NC. The showcase of last year's event was a recyclable artwork, the Trashasaurus. Riverside...
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Supply Elementary Science Night 4/85:30 pm - 7:00 p.m.Supply In celebration of the NC Science Festival, the Supply school community has taken a great deal of time and planning to host an interactive Science Night. We're going to get students excited about the discipline and the parents...
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Cape Hatteras Elementary School Science Night 4/85:30 pm - 7:00 p.m.Buxton Cape Hatteras Elementary School's Science Night is a night for elementary school families to engage in hands-on science activities. We will have speakers that will talk about their science-related careers as well as teach about...
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Is It Magic or Science? 4/86:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.Fayetyeville Learn some fun science tricks that mystify and astound! Children and adults alike will be dazzled with our science-based magic demonstrations and hands-on activities.
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Tectonic Plates: Alamance County's Science Cafe 4/87:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Elon In July 2012 European scientists were ecstatic to announce the discovery of the Higgs Boson, but what is this particle, and why should we care? Come learn from Dr. Pranab Das, a physicist at Elon University. This event is part...
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Architecture and Sustainability 4/87:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Charlotte Join us for "Architectural Agriculture," a lecture given by sustainable building expert Thomas Gentry, Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and Director of the Laboratory for Innovative Housing.
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April 9
Science in Action 4/98:00 am - 2:30 p.m.Swannanoa Come for a day of science activities like no other! Visiting local scientists will be on-hand to lead amazing demonstrations, interactive experiments and informative talks. We’ll also have a QR code scavenger hunt for you to...
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Create Your Future With STEM 4/98:30 am - 2:30 p.m.Manteo The College of The Albemarle, Dare County Schools and NC Science Festival are excited to announce the upcoming Creating Your Future with STEM. The event provides COA students, high school students, and the interested public the...
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Experience Blue Ridge. A Tour Through Advance Manufacturing 4/99:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Horse Shoe Come high school students and parents and explore Mechatronics, Machining, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Welding through an exploratory class session. Through this program, high school students will visit the...
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ASU STEM Expo 4/99:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Boone An Appalachian State University STEM extravaganza! The main Expo floor is an open house with exciting, hands-on booths representing astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, health sciences, physics, psychology and much, much more!...
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Roots of our Nutrition 4/910:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Kernersville Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden would like to invite you to experience our Kitchen Garden. A 45-minute guided tour will cover the functions of roots such as health, stability and the nutritional benefits of vegetables. You will...
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Amphibian Fun 4/910:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the amphibians of Discovery Place.
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Earth Fair at NC State University 4/910:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Raleigh An epic, Earth-focused fair with dozens of exhibits, demonstrations and ideas on how you can make the world a better place. This annual outdoor expo, which includes the campus farmer's market, is part of NC State University's...
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Lunchbox Speaker Series: Advancement in Machining Technology 4/912:00 pm - 1:00 p.m.Fayetteville Take a break with Jimmy Wakeford of Barefoot CNC  and learn all about some of the exciting advancements in Machining Technology. Registration is open to the students and the community at large. but limited to the first 50...
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The Astounding Oyster 4/91:30 pm - 2:30 p.m.Beaufort Unlock the mystery of this amazing bivalve. Participants will learn about the importance of the oyster, the history of harvesting them in North Carolina and what researchers and conservationists are doing today with Crassostrea...
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Is It Magic or Science? 4/93:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Fayetteville Learn some fun science tricks that mystify, dazzle and astound! This event is for children, grades K-5.
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Designing Medical Equipment for the Developing World 4/94:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Durham Here's a chance for access to leading edge science and technology! Our biomedical engineering instructor will show you examples of machines that hospitals have. You will learn the purpose of each device and understand how these...
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Blast Off Rocket Launch 4/96:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Charlotte Blast Off! Charlotte Preparatory School and Kids-N-Technology welcome you to join us in building paper rockets and launching them into the sky! All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to Angelica Rosen, STEM & Special Programs...
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What Makes That Sound? Pajama Story Time 4/96:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Fayetteville Come to the library wearing your pajamas and hear amazing stories! Sing great songs! We're going to learn all about the science of sound! All ages.
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The Science of Sports featuring ESPN's Sports Science Host John Brenkus 4/97:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Chapel Hill The North Carolina Science Festival is proud to present "The Science of Sports," a special program featuring 6-time Emmy award winning ESPN Sport Science host and creator John Brenkus on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at...
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Science Film and Discussion: Chasing Ice 4/97:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Charlotte The final event in UNCC's series of science-related films combined with an expert-led discussion, "Chasing Ice" is a controversial documentary film about Global Warming and Climate Change, perhaps now with current relevance...
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April 10
Science Cafe: Bird's the Word 4/107:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Elizabeth City Science Café is Port Discover for Grown-ups. We will be discussing everything from chickens to homing pigeons to red tail hawks. Come find out what's going on with birds in our area. Come early to grab dinner and drinks with...
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Free Day at Beaufort County CC - A Day to Explore Your Options for College 4/108:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Washington The public is invited to attend free classes at Beaufort County Community College. You must register in order to participate. Registration deadline is Friday, April 4, 2014.
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STEM Bus visit 4/108:00 am - 4:30 p.m.Fayetteville North Carolina's STEM Bus (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) will be visiting the FTCC campus! It is designed to inspire students to pursue STEM careers. Industry-grade equipment is available to highlight and...
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Instructional Day at Central Carolina CC 4/108:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Sanford Juniors and seniors are invited to come to Central Carolina Community College and participate in a tour of the campus and each of our Vo-tech programs. We have a lot to offer including: Computer Integrated Machining with an...
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North Carolina Science Summit 4/108:00 am - 5:30 p.m.Raleigh An annual platform to convene business leaders, economic development professionals, innovators, educators and policy makers to focus attention on the importance of science and technology to North Carolina's economic and global...
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The EXTREME STEM Tour 4/108:30 am - 2:30 p.m.Hickory The Education Matters EXTREME STEM Tour is bringing 5,200 eighth graders together to learn about STEM careers through behind-the-scenes tours in business and industry, while additionally learning about local postsecondary...
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Advanced Manufacturing Tours at Craven CC 4/108:30 am - 1:30 p.m.New Bern Do you want to see the future of building? Join us for hands-on activities that will include interaction with 3-D printers, robotics and CNC machining. Craven Community College welcomes middle and high school students for these...
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Biotechnology Day 4/109:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Winston Salem Extract DNA from strawberries! Perform gel electrophoresis! Even try your hand at manipulating medical devices! BioNetwork and SciWorks partner to host Biotechnology Day on Thursday, April 10th at SciWorks! This is an...
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High School Campus Tour at Fayetteville Tech 4/109:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Fayetteville High School students from Cumberland County Schools are invited to tour advanced manufacturing programs to learn more about manufacturing in North Carolina, Career and College Promise, CTE Pathways and post-secondary options....
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Get a Clue! 4/109:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Durham Students will assume the role of forensic scientists to analyze a plethora of evidence found at crime scenes as they determine which suspects are guilty or innocent. Students will learn how to fingerprint themselves and they will...
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Gateway to Science 4/109:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro Explore a cutting edge research facility right here in NC! Meet scientists and graduate students working in nanoscience. Tours and hands-on activities will be running throughout the day. 9:00 - 4:30 : Nano You Movie (runs...
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Reading the Past: Mind, Brain and Archaeology 4/109:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Durham Cognitive archaeology, the study of the ancient mind, looks at how people in ancient societies thought. This workshop opens new perspectives in the study of the past and in the interpretation of the ancient and modern mind by...
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Education Day at the Durham Bulls 4/109:30 am - 2:30 p.m.Durham Education Day at the ballpark provides elementary, middle, and high school students the unique opportunity to learn outside of a classroom setting. The Bulls have partnered with Mad Science of the Triangle to bring excitement and...
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The Science of Colors 4/1010:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Learn about the science behind colors with stories, music, and some interesting experiments. Registration is required by calling 910-864-3800 or by visiting the Cliffdale Regional Library. Ages 3-5.
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Amphibian Fun 4/1010:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the amphibians of Discovery Place.
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2nd Annual Academic Fair 4/1011:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Dublin The Academic Fair allows students to showcase their expertise developed while attending Bladen Community College. Students from the sixteen Associate Degree Programs, ten Diploma programs, forty-three Certificate programs, and...
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Rockingham Career Day 4/1012:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Wentworth Check out Rockingham Community College as they host a career day for both high school and community college students. Come and learn about our programs and meet representatives from local business and industries.
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Beaufort's Dolphins 4/1012:00 pm - 1:00 p.m.Beaufort The Bottlenose Dolphin is a common site in the waters around Beaufort. Come learn about this amazing mammal and what researchers are learning about their behavior. NC Maritime Museum's Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster...
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Spectacular Science: Science Experiments You Can Try 4/103:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Hope Mills Join us in the messy fun as we explore colorful, liquid, and balloon science. Scientists in grades K-5 will test their own spectacular science experiments! Please be aware one experiment may contain corn. Registration is required...
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Egg Drop Competition 2014 4/104:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kitty Hawk As part of the NC Science Festival, Children at Play announces the second annual Egg Drop Competition! Make a drop-proof container at home or at the museum, then bring it in to the museum to see if your container can withstand a...
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LEGO Block Party 4/104:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Fayetteville Make your own creation using our collection of LEGO and Duplo blocks. Then learn how to control and operate a LEGO Mindstorms robot. Ideally for grades K-5.
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Experiments with Mirrors 4/104:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Creedmoor Discover how to make "illusions" and "bend vision" by experimenting with mirrors. Each child will make his/her own kaleidoscope and periscope through hands-on investigations. This event is for children ages 8-12 and their...
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Build-A-Boat 4/104:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Raleigh Join us at William B. Umstead State Park on April 10th to build a boat using everyday recyclables. We will explore how boats float by building boats and then testing them out on the creek. Recyclables will be provided, but...
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Story Wizards: Working with Clay Animation 4/104:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.West Jefferson Come to the library to explore our "Traveling Around the World" theme.  We'll read stories from or about a specific country and make animated videos using storyboards and clay creations!
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The History of the Universe with John Mather 4/104:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Raleigh NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Senior Astrophysicist, John Mather, will explain the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to now, and on to the future. He will also show NASA’s plans for the next great telescope in...
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Why Is THAT Happening? 4/104:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Do you like guessing games? So do scientists! Only when they guess, they call it a "hypothesis". Come to the library to hypothesize about what happens when you do weird experiments, like adding dry ice to a balloon or microwaving...
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Sick Science! for Kids 4/104:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Participate in totally sick, hands-on science experiments. Grades K-5.
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Mad Materials: Strange Polymers, Crazy Colloids, and Mad Materials Science 4/104:30 pm - 7:00 p.m.Durham Astonishing materials, crazy chemistry, and all things squishy and gooey are the stars of this family-friendly, hands-on evening at Duke University. Join us for a fun presentation by Theo Gray, author of “Theo Gray's Mad...
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Manufacturing Awareness Week Parent Night at Robeson CC 4/105:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Lumberton Public Schools of Robeson County (PSRC) hosts a monthly meeting to share information and resources with parents and students in the community. This April, the event will be held on the campus of Robeson Community College (RCC)....
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Special Parents Night at Robeson Community College 4/105:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Lumberton Join us for a special Parents Night on the campus of Robeson Community College! Public Schools of Robeson County (PSRC) hosts a monthly meeting to share information and resources with parents and students in the community....
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Carolinas Clinical Connection: Student Bowl 4/105:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Cherokee Attendees will learn about the profession by watching students from Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and Medical Laboratory Science (MLS/CLS) programs from NC and SC compete in three rounds of “Jeopardy-style” quiz bowl...
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Eggs-perimental Drop Competition 4/105:00 pm - 6:30 p.m.Kannapolis Engineer an egg container at home or at the library on April 10th, but remember - it must protect an egg that will be dropped off of a Kannapolis Fire Truck. Bring the whole family out for the Drop on April 12 and see who has...
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Atkins STEM Careers Fair 4/106:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Winston-Salem Come visit with over 20 professionals from colleges and businesses in the area of Science, Technology, and Engineering. See displays and demonstrations and interact with those who are training and working in our local STEM...
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Technology and Understanding: How New Tools Shape Scientific Thinking 4/106:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Boone Join Professor Jeff Goodman, science educator in Appalachian State's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, as he guides us through the ever-changing world of technology in the classroom. How are these new tools changing the...
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Terrapin Tally 2014 4/106:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Wilmington People of NC, Science needs YOU! Join us for this exciting chance to get involved with a Citizen Science project. The training sessions will enable volunteers to participate in the Terrapin Tally scheduled for May 3, 2014,...
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Bethel MS Science and Community Night 4/106:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Waynesville Join us for our inaugural Science and Community Night! Check out the fantastic projects completed by 175 of our middle school students for their elective STEM classes. And kids and adults alike will have the chance to participate...
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Museum After Hours: Worldwide Space Party 4/106:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Durham Advance Registration Required | Fee Applies Celebrate the anniversary of humanity's greatest feat! Join groups in over 50 countries for a worldwide space party to celebrate our first trip into space. Make DIY rockets and take...
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Robotics and Animation 4/106:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Fayetteville Learn about how animated movies are made and create a short anime film or animated cartoon using your own drawings. LEGO robots will also be available. Grades 6-12.
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Experiments with Mirrors 4/106:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.Creedmoor Discover how to make "illusions" and "bend vision" by experimenting with mirrors. Each child will make his/her own kaleidoscope and periscope through hands-on investigations. This event is for children ages 8-12 and their...
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DIY Craft Club: Terrarium 4/106:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.Fayetteville If you love crafts, join others your age who do, too! This month we are making a terrarium. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. Ages 8-12.
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Sigma Xi Student Presentation Meeting 4/107:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Asheville Do you want to meet the next generation of scientists? Undergraduates from colleges and universities from western North Carolina will gather to present the results of their research through posters or talks. This is a great event...
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Defending Science Education in the Tar Heel State 4/107:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte We hear a lot about STEM education in the news today, but what are the obstacles to teaching science in North Carolina? Join Dr. Ian Binns, Professor of Science Education and a leading authority on the political challenges to...
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April 11
Isothermal Science & Technology Expo 4/118:00 am - 2:30 p.m.Spindale Every sixth grader from Rutherford and Polk counties -- nearly 1,000 of them -- spends the day on our fantastic campus. Last year’s event featured 32 interactive exhibits covering virtually every broad aspect of science and...
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Northside Elementary STEM Day 4/118:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Chapel Hill At Northside Elementary, we're getting in the Festival spirit! Our students experience the importance of STEM every day as our school building is a teaching tool focusing on conservation, renewable resources, and sustainable...
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"What Do We Make in a Day" 4/118:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Asheville High School CTE students from Buncombe County, Asheville City, & Madison County will tour Welding, Machining, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Systems, Computer-Aided Drafting, Electronics, Electrical, & Computer...
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Advanced Manufacturing Tours at Craven CC 4/118:30 am - 1:30 p.m.New Bern Do you want to see the future of building? Join us for hands-on activities that will include interaction with 3-D printers, robotics and CNC machining. Craven Community College welcomes middle and high school students for these...
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Carowinds Education Days 4/119:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Carowinds partners with Discovery Place, one of the leading hands-on science centers in the country, to bring classroom learning to life inside the Thrill Capital of the Southeast. Students may gain a greater understanding of the...
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Twilight and Adventure Tours at the Conservators' Center 4/119:00 am - 9:00 p.m.Burlington The Conservators' Center is home to 19 different species of exotic animals, including lions, tigers, wolves and binturongs. Come meet our animals up close and personal, and learn more about their adaptations for movement and...
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Explore the Rachel Carson Reserve 4/119:30 am - 12:30 p.m.Beaufort Come explore the Rachel Carson Reserve, a North Carolina Estuarine Research Reserve site named for the prominent biologist and author of such ground-breaking books as Silent Spring and The Sea around Us. This protected area is...
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The Science Behind the Eighteenth Century Home 4/1110:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time as you journey through an 18th Century home. The Edenton State Historic Site staff is proud to offer this special series as part of the 2014 NC Science Festival. “The Science Behind the Eighteenth...
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Amphibian Fun 4/1110:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Charlotte Jump, slither or crawl to KidScience to meet 'n' greet the amphibians of Discovery Place.
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Cold-Blooded Encounters 4/1110:30 am - 4:30 p.m.Monroe Home to 200 animals,  The Cold Blooded Encounters - REPTILE ZOO has been a hit in the Charlotte area with over 10,000 visitors and 2,000+ educational outreach programs given to schools, libraries and parties. April 11th - 20th...
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Solar Observing on the UNC Asheville Quad 4/1111:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Asheville Join the Astronomy Club of Asheville and the UNC Asheville Physics Department to safely observe the sun through telescopes with a variety of solar filters. We’ll see sunspots, prominences and more! In case of cloudy weather,...
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What's That Smell? Our Senses At Work 4/1111:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Hope Mills Without our senses, where would we be? Have fun learning about our five major senses through fun hands-on activities. Ages 3-5. Groups of 6 more should register by calling 910-425-8455.
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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College STEM Open House 4/112:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kannapolis On April 11, 2014 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will host its 3rd Annual STEM Open House presenting over 40 interactive demonstrations representing college programs and other local STEM related organizations. The...
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Science on the Sundial 4/116:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Chapel Hill On the second Friday of every month Morehead hosts evening star shows and science activities on the sundial! As part of the NC Science Festival, April's theme is the evolution of the telescope and will feature a 7pm showing of...
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SOLD OUT -- Big Screen, Big Science -- SOLD OUT 4/116:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Join us for a movie-night experience including a showing of a family-favorite hit movie and lots of fun live science programming. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. Seating for the movie in Discovery 3D Theatre starts at 6:45...
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Young Inventor's Fair 4/116:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Greensboro The Greensboro Children’s Museum encourages the budding inventor in every child by providing a platform for children to share and celebrate their invention ideas. Children are invited to participate by developing a completely...
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Evening at PARI: Fit for Space 4/117:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Rosman In celebration of the NC Science Festival and its theme of “Science of Sports & Fitness,” PARI presents a special Evening at PARI on based on NASA's "Fit for Space." Speakers and activities will help visitors better...
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Spring Break Star Party 4/117:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Rocky Mount It's the first night of Spring Break for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools. Gather in the Imperial Centre courtyard, for an evening of astronomical observing hosted by the Cummins Planetarium staff and members of the Tar River...
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DATE CHANGE -- Statewide Star Party: Reedy Creek Observatory -- DATE CHANGE 4/118:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Raleigh All are invited to observe the moon and nighttime sky at the Reedy Creek Observatory! The NCSU Astrophysics Group will provide telescopes and binoculars outside for viewing purposes. Inside the observatory there will be snacks...
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April 12
North Carolina Science Olympiad: Wake Smith Elementary Tournament 4/128:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Raleigh This is Smith Magnet Wake County Elementary Science Olympiad Regional Tournament. The general public is invited to attend and experience the excitement of our engineering events where students launch water bottle rockets, test...
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North Carolina Science Olympiad: Harnett Elementary Tournament 4/128:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Erwin This is the Harnett County Elementary North Carolina Science Olympiad regional tournament. The general public is invited to attend and experience the excitement of our engineering events where students launch water bottle...
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Foothills Farmers Market Kickoff, 5K and Farm Tour 4/128:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Kings Mountain It's a Festival atmosphere at the Foothills Farmers Market! Come on out to do hands-activities, tour a local farm, take a brisk 5K jog, and learn about the science & technology behind farming, food production and...
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North Carolina Science Olympiad: Wake Raleigh Charter Elementary Tournament 4/128:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Raleigh This is the Wake Elementary Science Olympiad Regional Tournament at Raleigh Charter High School. The general public is invited to attend and experience the excitement of our engineering events where students launch water bottle...
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Botany Blitz at Piedmont Environmental Center 4/128:30 am - 12:00 p.m.High Point What is easier than thumbing through field guides trying to find a picture of a plant you don't know? The answer: learn from the plant! During a field/forest experience and microscope lab exercises, Botany Blitz participants...
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Twilight and Adventure Tours at the Conservators' Center 4/129:00 am - 9:00 p.m.Burlington The Conservators' Center is home to 19 different species of exotic animals, including lions, tigers, wolves and binturongs. Come meet our animals up close and personal, and learn more about their adaptations for movement and...
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JCC Family Science Discovery Day 4/1210:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Clayton Family Science Discovery Day includes interactive discovery displays and activities designed to stimulate science understanding for all ages. There will be environmental activities, investigating the microbiology of pond life and...
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Dino Egg Hunt 4/1210:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Durham Advance Registration Required | Fee Applies Join us for the Triangle's only Jurassic-themed egg hunt as we search for five different dinosaur eggs - each with a science prize inside. Take your photo with a dinosaur nest,...
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Simple Machines Field Day at Yates Mill 4/1210:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Raleigh Get outside, get active and get excited about simple machines at Yates Mill! Join us for a hands-on outdoor Simple Machines Field Day. The first session is from 10 am – 11 am. The second is from 11 am - 12 pm. Try out a fun...
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Playhouse BuildFest 4/1210:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Boone The Children’s Playhouse, a nonprofit museum, is excited to announce Playhouse BuildFest, a daylong celebration of creativity and problem-solving. There will be lots of hands-on STEM and Art activities and engaging...
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Worm Compost Harvest Party 4/1210:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Raleigh Vermicomposting is an easy way to send less garbage to the landfill, but harvesting the worm castings that result can be a tedious chore. Put some joy into your composting by coming to our harvest party. Bring your worm bin and a...
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The Science of Trains 4/1210:00 am - 3:00 p.m.New Hill Ever wonder how trains work? Come find out at the New Hope Valley Railway's Science of Trains event. In addition to our regular train rides, our volunteers will host 15 minute talks throughout the day describing the science of...
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3rd Annual Burlington Mini Maker Faire 2014 4/1210:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Burlington The 3rd Annual Burlington Mini Maker Faire entitled "Building STEAM in Burlington" is free family-friendly and exciting exhibition of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. For 2014, we're bigger and better...
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UNC Science Expo 4/1210:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Chapel Hill