April 10-26, 2015

2015 North Carolina Science Festival

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Friday, April 24
Education Days at Carowinds 4/249:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Classroom lessons are given life in our action-packed Education Days, brought to eager learners in a partnership with Discovery Place, one of the nation’s leading hands-on science centers. Our lively, interactive setting is the...
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Scientific Tours of an 18th Century Home 4/2410:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time as you journey through the science behind an 18th-century home. How did colonial North Carolinians stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer? What technology did they have to prepare their food...
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Science of Sound 4/2410:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE During the Science of Sound Days, museum visitors will explore various stations for hands-on learning about science of sound. A theremin, hand pipes, musical instruments, and microphones are a few of the stations where visitors...
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The Birds & The Bees of Oakwood Cemetery 4/2410:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Come meet Oakwood Cemetery's tiniest residents! As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Oakwood Cemetery is committed to fostering environmental stewardship. This year we are going to explore the lives of the honey bees and blue birds...
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RTP STEM Expo hosted by US2020 4/2410:00 am - 5:00 p.m.RTP To further US2020 RTP’s mission of bringing STEM outreach to girls, racial minorities, and low-income students, we are hosting the first annual RTP STEM Expo, an interactive event that highlights STEM careers. On April 24th,...
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Eggs-actly Science 4/2411:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Hope Mills Learn about things that hatch from eggs through stories and songs. Watch the egg-citing and drama-filled puppet show "Humpty Dumpty's Dilemma." Ages 3-5.
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Tape, Loop, Delay: Science, Technology and Contemporary Percussion Music 4/2412:30 pm - 2:00 p.m.Charlotte Percussionist Scott Christian explores the science of sound and the role of new technologies in contemporary concert music, with a performance and demonstration that features music for percussion as well as live and recorded...
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Kayak Through History 4/241:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Beaufort Before bridges and railways, travel by water was the best way to get around the coast. Sign up for a one-of-a-kind kayak trip with the Maritime Museum to experience the waterways of the past and explore their historical and...
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Technology of Trash 4/241:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Raleigh Trash is as old as human history, but technology changes how much we make of it as well as how we handle it. Learn how the City of Raleigh is using technology to make waste collection safer. Track a trash truck as it moves...
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Engineering World Health 4/242:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Durham Visit the offices of Engineering World Health to learn about medical equipment and its role in the developing world! Several examples of medical technology will be on display, and visitors can interact with some of them at out...
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Raleigh Rockin' Walkin' Tour 4/243:00 pm - 4:30 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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Statewide Star Party: A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center 4/244:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Grifton Walk our scale model of the solar system to experience the wonders of our planets. Find out how living on another planet might affect your athletic abilities. View our sun through a solar filtered telescope and once darkness...
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NC Science Olympiad State Tournament 4/245:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Raleigh Come check out the Science Olympiad state tournament! Friday night we'll have trial events and opening ceremonies, including the parade of champions consisting of students from all across the state hosted at Dorton Arena on the...
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CMHS Science Night 4/245:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.Concord Join us for our 1st SCIENCE NIGHT CELEBRATION ​at Cox Mill High School, an event put on by CMHS ChemClub and Sponsored by NC Science Festival and Duke Energy. We have a fun-filled evening planned for K-8 students and their...
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Science Week at New School Montessori Center 4/246:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Statewide Star Party: Yadkin County Park 4/246:00 pm - 11:30 p.m.Yadkinville Join the Forsyth Astronomical Society at Yadkin County Park for a fun evening under North Carolina's beautiful night sky. We will also have solar telescopes available before sunset to view our solar system's magnificent Sun and...
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Statewide Star Party: Pleasant Grove 4/246:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Burlington The Pleasant Grove Star Party will be a night to remember!  Join Alamance County Recreation and Parks for a night of fun and star gazing.  Before star gazing there will time for Solar System Crafts and games that everyone can...
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Statewide Star Party: Western Carolina University 4/247:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Sylva Western Carolina University will participate in the 2015 Statewide Star Party with a stargazing event Friday, April 24. The public is invited to come and the view stars, planets and the Moon through telescopes. Faculty members in...
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Statewide Star Party: Neuseway Planetarium 4/247:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Kinston The Neuseway Planetarium's Health and Science Museum will host an evening of fun learning about our Solar System. Join us for a planetarium show, star gazing on the observation deck and other fun activities planned throughout the...
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Statewide Star Party: American Tobacco Trail 4/247:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Apex Wake County Parks is hosting a 2015 Statewide Star Party, “Our Solar System” on the American Tobacco Trail at the White Oak Parking Area. The staff from the American Tobacco Trail, Lake Crabtree County Park and the Agape...
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Statewide Star Party: Planet Spotting 4/247:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Kill Devil Hills Join Aquarium Educators at First Flight Elementary and Middle schools for a planet spotting party! Bring your own binoculars and a flashlight and we will provide the telescopes, activities and experts! In case of inclement...
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Statewide Star Party: Ingram Planetarium 4/247:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Sunset Beach Come and observe the stars, planets, and moon with us at the Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. A night under the stars for you and your friends and family where there will be telescopes available for your viewing pleasure. All...
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Statewide Star Party: PARI 4/247:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Rosman A special night of outdoor observing is scheduled for April 24 at 7 PM weather permitting. We will explore the current night sky and hear stories to help us remember these constellations and objects. Come out rain or shine as...
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Statewide Star Party: Carolina Beach State Park 4/247:00 pm - 10:30 p.m.Carolina Beach Join Carolina Beach State Park, Cape Fear Museum, Cape Fear Astronomy Society and other community partners for a fun-filled evening of stargazing and other astronomy activities! Experience laser-guided constellation tours,...
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TECH Cafe Acoustics: Are You Listening? 4/247:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Elizabeth City Middle schoolers:  Come join us at Port Discover's TECH Cafe to explore acoustics. We will measure the speed of sound, whisper across a room, and use sound to trick our eyes, all while you enjoy smoothies and play games with...
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Statewide Star Party: Charlotte 4/247:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Charlotte Join Discovery Place and Charlotte Amateur Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing, celestial viewing and astronomy activities on the top of the parking deck of Discovery Place. The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide...
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Statewide Star Party: Lookout Observatory 4/247:30 pm - 11:00 p.m.Asheville Join the Astronomy Club of Asheville and the UNC Asheville Physics Department for an evening of astronomical observing. We’ll view solar system objects as well as double stars, nebulae, clusters and galaxies. This event is free...
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Statewide Star Party: Fayetteville 4/247:30 pm - 9:30 p.m.Fayetteville Come outdoors to enjoy the night sky with viewings of Venus, followed later by the Moon and Jupiter. Telescopes will be available to see these and other celestial bodies until around 9:30pm. Engaging activities for all ages will...
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Statewide Star Party: Hammocks Beach State Park 4/247:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.Swansboro Join as at Hammocks Beach State Park to celebrate this year's Statewide Star Party! You will get a chance to observe and learn about some of our celestial "close" neighbors and enjoy some of the rich dark skies in coastal North...
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Statewide Star Party: Fort Macon 4/247:30 pm - 10:00 p.m.Atlantic Beach Join us at the Fort Macon Beach Access for this year's Star Party, focusing on the solar system.  Learn about, and observe, some of our closest celestial neighbors. While we wait for the sun to set there will be a presentation...
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Statewide Star Party: Wilkerson Nature Preserve 4/248:00 pm - 11:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us at Wilkerson Nature Preserve to see Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and more with the Raleigh Astronomy Club and the Statewide Star Party. Our dark skies are great for telescope observing and fun night sky activities will be...
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Statewide Star Party: Rocky Mount Children's Museum 4/248:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Rocky Mount Join our Planetarium staff and members of the Tar River Astronomy Club for a free stargazing event. Learn more about the night sky using our telescopes and other equipment. The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star...
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Statewide Star Party: Greensboro Science Center 4/248:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Greensboro Join the Greensboro Science Center and the Greensboro Astronomy Club for seasonal stargazing. We'll have telescopes outside the main entrance and indoor activities like a make-and-take solar system as well. In case of rain or...
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Statewide Star Party: Prairie Ridge 4/248:00 pm - 11:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us at Prairie Ridge Ecostation to view the stars and planets through telescopes, learn about the constellations, get answers to your astronomy questions, and learn how YOU can help scientists learn more about our universe!...
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Statewide Star Party: UNC Charlotte 4/248:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Charlotte Spend an evening under the stars with us at the UNC Charlotte Observatory where we'll use our state-of-the-art telescopes to enjoy beautiful views of celestial objects. Free and open to the public, but registration...
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Statewide Star Party: Cabarrus County 4/248:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Concord Due to park closing times, this is a limited chance to see Vietnam Veterans Park in the dark. At Cabarrus County Active Living and Park's first star party, participants will make s'mores, create constellation cards, view stars...
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Statewide Star Party: Weymouth Woods 4/248:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Southern Pines Weymouth Woods will have fun activities to help you learn more about our fellow planets for this year's solar system Star Party! We'll spend some time outside with the telescope, so if it's cloudy or raining, we'll reschedule for...
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Statewide Star Party: Robeson Planetarium 4/248:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Lumberton Join us for an evening of science! We'll start with segments of "Passport to Pluto" on the New Horizons probe and then take a look at the Dawn mission heading to the dwarf planet Ceres. Both spacecraft should reach...
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Statewide Star Party: Duke Teaching Observatory 4/248:30 pm - 11:00 p.m.Durham Come stargaze with Duke Physics and Durham Public Schools at the Duke Teaching Observatory. We will use 10" telescopes to view interesting celestial objects and talk about what we can see, what we know about these objects and how...
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Statewide Star Party: Little River Park 4/248:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Rougemont Join us at Little River Regional Park for the annual statewide skywatching party. Volunteers from CHAOS (Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society) will have their high-powered telescopes out in the meadow to observe the...
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Statewide Star Party: Kerr Scott Reservoir 4/248:30 pm - 10:00 p.m.Boomer Join us at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir at Mountain View Overlook park to learn about our solar system. There will be telescopes available to look at the stars and planets, and other activities to help participants of all ages learn...
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Statewide Star Party: Cline Observatory 4/248:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Jamestown Join us for a public viewing session at Guilford Technical Community College's Cline Observatory, featuring breathtaking telescopic views of the Moon, Jupiter, Venus and other astronomical objects through our 24-inch telescope...
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Statewide Star Party: Morehead Observatory 4/249:00 pm - 11:00 p.m.Chapel Hill On April 24 Morehead Observatory will host a public skywatching session along with dozens of sites across North Carolina as part of the 2015 Statewide Star Party. This is a free, family-friendly event, though advanced...
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Saturday, April 25
NC Science Olympiad State Tournament 4/258:00 am - 7:00 p.m.Raleigh Come check out the Science Olympiad state tournament! Friday night we'll have trial events and opening ceremonies, including the parade of champions consisting of students from all across the state hosted at Dorton Arena on the...
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Tuxedo Trot: Run for the Penguins 4/258:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Greensboro Join us for a fun, family-friendly event created to raise funds for endangered African penguins. The birds' population has declined dramatically in the past 10 years and there is an urgent need for your help. 100% of profits will...
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STEMville Science Symposium 4/258:30 am - 1:00 p.m.Chapel Hill Join us for the chance to become a scientist! Work with undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals to create your own hands-on, activity-filled science experience! Students will be able to create and understand...
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NC Gravity Games 4/258:30 am - 3:00 p.m.Lenoir Registration is now open for the April 25 running of the fifth annual NC Gravity Games in downtown Lenoir: http://www.ncgravitygames.com/2015-team-registration. The Games are a STEM-education racing extravaganza sponsored...
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Amateur Radio Special Event Station 4/259:00 am - 6:00 p.m.Atlantic Beach Come out to Fort Macon State Park and learn about the Amateur Radio (HAM) hobby and the science of radio communications. Members of the Carteret County Amateur Radio Society will be set up just outside the fort operating a...
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Statewide Star Party: Imagination Station 4/259:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Wilson Take part in the NC Science Festival's Statewide Star Party and come learn about our solar system. We'll start with the sun and move through the planets and other celestial bodies. At Imagination Station, we can observe the stars...
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Lemurs: Master Artists 4/259:00 am - 6:00 p.m.Charlotte Van Gogh. Picasso. Lemurs? Travel to the Duke Lemur Center for an experience like no other. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility to learn more about the natural history of lemurs. Then, select your favorite colors, and...
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Science at the Mt. Olive Pickle Festival 4/259:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Mt. Olive Find our NCSCIFEST team at the street fair on Saturday, April 25 to learn about the genetics of taste and to try to answer some tough trivia questions about PICKLES. You might even win some prizes!
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Watauga Sumo Bot Competition 4/259:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Boone Test your ingenuity! Explore your creativity! Tap your inner brute strength! Give in to your stealth! Robotic sumo is a competition where two robots, known as sumo-bots, attempt to push each other out of an arena using...
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Flytrap Frolic 4/259:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Wilmington The Flytrap Frolic is a free community education event featuring carnivorous plants that thrive in southeastern NC. Activities include a plant identification scavenger hunt, flytrap-themed crafts and live reptile and bird demos....
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Celebrate STEM 4/259:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Asheville The public is invited to spend the day doing exciting and challenging STEM activities at the Nesbitt Discovery Academy, Buncombe County's STEM high school. We will have a variety of different hands-on activities and STEM...
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The Green Idea Factory Competition at PiES 4/259:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Davidson The ANNUAL Green Idea Factory Competition: a local high school competition for the best green ideas to spark imagination, innovation and enthusiasm for science, math, engineering & technology (STEM). Building on their...
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Burlington Mini Maker Faire 4/2510:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Burlington The 4th Annual Burlington Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Attendees of all ages will have the opportunity to get hands-on with interactive exhibits including 21st century...
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Nature Walk with a Naturalist 4/2510:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Rocky Mount Join us for a nature walk through Sunset Park. Identify and learn about trees, plants, and the signs of spring in nature! Meet at Sunset Park by the picnic shelter at the corner of River Dr. and Taylor St.
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Earth Day 2015 4/2510:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Grifton Starting at 10:00 AM the 400-acre Bray Hollow Conservancy will be open for self-guided exploration/nature walks and kayak rentals. Beginning after lunch, a variety of scheduled activities and demonstrations will be available...
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International Astronomy Day 4/2510:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Rocky Mount Join us at the Children’s Museum & Science Center for a day of Planetarium Shows, Laser Shows, solar viewing, as well as free displays and demonstrations by the Tar River Astronomy Club.
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Blackbeard: The Science of Pirates 4/2510:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Greenville What use does a pirate have for science? Visit the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab Open House and find out! See the ongoing conservation of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Learn...
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DNA Discovery Day 4/2510:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Clayton In celebration of DNA Day, this family friendly extravaganza will include activities related to the discovery of the structure of the DNA helix by Watson and Crick in 1953. On display will be hands-on activities designed to...
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Budding Scientists: Preschool Science Program 4/2510:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Asheville Introduce your young explorer to the world of science! The Colburn Museum will be hosting two free programs for toddlers (ages 2-5) on topics in the field of Earth Science. For both days, free admission for the Museum is...
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The Birds & The Bees of Oakwood Cemetery 4/2510:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Come meet Oakwood Cemetery's tiniest residents! As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Oakwood Cemetery is committed to fostering environmental stewardship. This year we are going to explore the lives of the honey bees and blue birds...
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Meet (and Hear) the Animals of the Conservators Center 4/2510:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Burlington While taking your tour of the Conservators Center, you will meet lions, tigers, binturongs, and more! For the 2015 Science Festival, the Conservators Center tour guides will focus on the sounds animals use to communicate - we'll...
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Descending from the Clouds: The Science Behind the Aircraft 4/2510:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Fayetteville Join us at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum as we dig into the science of what make Special Operations operate. From propellers and planes to the parachutes that bring soldiers safely to the ground, we'll have hands-on,...
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Discovering Wetlands 4/2510:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Raleigh Do you think that swamps are just dark and creepy places? Come to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center to discover the benefits and beauty of Raleigh’s urban wetland. Develop a better understanding of the importance of wetlands with...
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Wonderful World of Wildlife 4/2510:30 am - 1:00 p.m.Durham Join the ambassadors and staff of Piedmont Wildlife Center for an Earth Day celebration! Visit with some of our native wildlife ambassadors, make Earth Day crafts, track box turtles through the woods, and more!
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Songbird Celebration 4/2511:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Bring your family to a free Songbird Celebration at Blue Jay Point County Park in recognition of International Migratory Bird Day 2015. This year's family-friendly event will highlight the importance of healthy bird habitats. A...
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Science, Science, Everywhere 4/2511:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Greensboro Join UNCG faculty, students, and volunteers on April 25th from 11am-3pm for a fun and exciting day of Science, Science, Everywhere! Explore outdoor adventures such as a geocaching scavenger hunt and netting for insects. Other...
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Pet Vet Play Day 4/2511:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Raleigh Learning about animals is fun! Come read a book with a therapy dog. Make a bow wow bite. Paint a portrait of your pet and meet real veterinarians! This event is in partnership with Banfield Pet Hospital. All are welcome!
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Blast Off: Planetarium Show 4/251:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Asheville Curious about the worlds outside of our own? Blast off into outer space during our planetarium experience to discover the interstellar bodies within our galaxy. Learn about the different types of stars and constellations and how...
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Carolina Brewing Company tour 4/251:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Holly Springs All tours are led by one of the owners of the brewery and last approximately one hour. The tour covers all aspects of the brewery, from history through production and sales, including a complete walk-through of the brewing...
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High School Hackathon with Dr. Chris Emdin 4/251:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Durham Innovate Your Cool: Science & High School Hackathon with Dr. Chris Emdin Music meets Science in a one-of-a-kind Hackathon Join us on Saturday, April 25 at American Underground Main Street Durham for a special event...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid at the Dogwood Festival 4/251:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.Fayetteville PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Look What Hatched 4/251:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Scotland Neck Spring is the time for new Hatchlings in the park Breeding Center. Get up-close and hands-on with some of the new arrivals while learning what it takes to raise 1,500 chicks a year! Free with park admission.
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Make Some Noise: Experiment with Sound 4/252:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Spring Lake To celebrate that sounds are everywhere, we will make noise by experimenting with everyday objects, making an instrument craft and having fun with other sound activities. Registration is required by calling (910) 497-3650. All...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid at the Dogwood Festival 4/252:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.Fayetteville PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Statewide Star Party: Medoc Mountain 4/252:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Hollister Come out to Medoc Mountain State Park to join us for the NC Science Festival's annual Statewide Star Party. We will be doing solar observation during the day and then transition to night time viewing. Feel free to come and stay...
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The Wonders of Waterfowl 4/252:30 pm - 4:00 p.m.Hollister Sylvan Heights Bird Park will join us at Medoc Mountain to introduce us to the life history and characteristics of waterfowl. We will explore how birds are uniquely adapted to take advantage of various environments and examine...
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Universe Story Walk 4/253:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro The Universe Story Walk tells the 14-billion year history of the Universe through a series of readings along 1/2-mile trail through the woods. At intervals of 100 feet, participants in the walk will pause briefly for a reading...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid at the Dogwood Festival 4/253:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Fayetteville PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Lettuce Learn About Plants 4/253:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Concord How does a tiny seed grow into a vegetable we can eat? Learn the answer to this question, hear stories about gardening, and play games as we explore botany and the fascinating lives of plants. We'll finish by planting lettuce...
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TECH Cafe Acoustics: Are You Listening? 4/257:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Elizabeth City High School Night:   Come join us at Port Discover's TECH Cafe to explore acoustics. We will measure the speed of sound, whisper across a room, and use sound to trick our eyes, all while you enjoy smoothies and games with...
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Statewide Star Party: Elk Knob State Park 4/257:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Todd Come out and learn about the Solar System at the third annual Statewide Star Party. There will be Stellarium and hands-on activities for viewing the dark sky. Be sure to dress appropriately as it could still be cold at 4500...
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Statewide Star Party: Pilot Mountain State Park 4/257:30 pm - 11:00 p.m.Pinnacle Come out to Pilot Mountain State Park to relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset and watch as the stars begin to appear! Join park rangers, astronomers, and members of the Friends of Sauratown Mountain to enjoy a beautiful evening...
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Statewide Star Party: Merchants Millpond State Park 4/258:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Gatesville On Saturday night April 25th, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm there will be a stargazing event at Merchants Millpond State Park in Gatesville, NC 27938. Dennis Rowley of Norfolk Astronomical Society will be available with his equipment and...
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Statewide Star Party: Eno River State Park 4/258:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Durham We will be having a star party for visitors to look at the sky from our largest parking lot. The park is relatively free from light pollution from local population hubs of Durham and Chapel Hill. We invite anyone with a telescope...
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Statewide Star Party: SciWorks 4/258:00 pm - 10:30 p.m.Winston Salem Join SciWorks and Forsyth Astronomical Society for a free astronomy observation in the SciWorks parking lot using professional-grade telescopes. In case of bad weather, call (336) 767-6730 after 5:30 pm for an update. The NC...
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Wet and Wild Amphibian Night Walk 4/258:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.High Point Join a PEC Naturalist for a wet and wild amphibian night walk on the trails of our North Preserve. The group will investigate three "soggy bottom" habitats to look, listen and feel for frogs, toads and salamanders. Participants...
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Statewide Star Party: Morrow Mountain State Park 4/258:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Albemarle Join this out-of-this-world celebration at a gorgeous state park. Jump for Jupiter and swoon for the Moon. Space crafts for kids, telescopes available for viewing and stellar stories. Reserve a campsite or cabin to enjoy this...
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Statewide Star Party: Robeson Planetarium 4/258:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Lumberton Join us for an evening of science! We'll start with segments of "Passport to Pluto" on the New Horizons probe and then take a look at the Dawn mission heading to the dwarf planet Ceres. Both spacecraft should reach...
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Statewide Star Party: Haw River State Park 4/258:00 pm - 11:00 p.m.Browns Summit Come out to see the stars at Haw River State Park! There will be star games and activities appropriate for all ages. The evening will include a Solar System night hike to the upper meadow,  campfire story time with "MARS-mallow"...
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POSTPONED * Statewide Star Party: All About the Solar System * POSTPONED 4/258:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Fayetteville [NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MAY 1, SAME TIME AND PLACE.] Come out to Cape Fear Botanical Garden and view the Solar System in an up-close and personal way! Become an expert and learn to use telescopes with the help...
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Statewide Star Party: Mayo River 4/258:30 pm - 11:00 p.m.Mayodan Come to Mayo River State Park and take a tour of the evening sky. Telescopes will be available for the viewing of the night sky. The NC Science Festival's annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous...
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Statewide Star Party: Jordan Lake *Canceled 4/258:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Apex Join us on the shore of Jordan Lake as we observe the night sky. Telescopes and binoculars will be active and available to all. Activities include a green laser constellation tour, a planet walk and a telescope treasure hunt....
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Statewide Star Party: Dark Sky Observatory 4/259:00 pm - 11:30 p.m.Purlear Come out for a special night under the stars as the Dark Sky Observatory hosts an event for the NC Science Festival's Statewide Star Party! We will look at the Moon, Jupiter and stellar and galactic targets. There will be two...
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Sunday, April 26
Meet (and Hear) the Animals of the Conservators Center 4/2610:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Burlington While taking your tour of the Conservators Center, you will meet lions, tigers, binturongs, and more! For the 2015 Science Festival, the Conservators Center tour guides will focus on the sounds animals use to communicate - we'll...
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Science Week at New School Montessori Center 4/2610:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Soil Uncovered 4/2612:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro Did you know that 2015 has been named the International Year of Soils? Join us at the Greensboro Children's Museum as we explore soil through hands-on activities, observe soil at work in our Edible Schoolyard, and even...
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The Birds & The Bees of Oakwood Cemetery 4/2612:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Come meet Oakwood Cemetery's tiniest residents! As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Oakwood Cemetery is committed to fostering environmental stewardship. This year we are going to explore the lives of the honey bees and blue birds...
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National Astronomy Day 4/2612:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte Celebrate National Astronomy Day with Discovery Place and Charlotte Amateur Astronomy Club. Explore astronomy activities and events throughout the museum. Solar viewing, safely looking at the sun, will be available - weather...
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Make It Rain 4/2612:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us in the garden to create watering cans and contraptions out of bottles and bamboo. Send water traveling down chutes and through spouts and spigots.
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Day of Dissection 4/2612:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte Take an inside look at different dissection specimens throughout the day in our Explore More Life Lab at Discovery Place. We will dissect a different animal every hour from 12-4pm.
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UNC Charlotte Science and Technology Expo 4/2612:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte An exposition for all ages with more than 100 science and technology activities and demonstrations, games, entertainment and giveaways! Presented by UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, students and community partners, presentations...
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Engineering World Health 4/261:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.Durham Visit the offices of Engineering World Health to learn about medical equipment and its role in the developing world! Several examples of medical technology will be on display, and visitors can interact with some of them at out...
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Animals Alive! 4/261:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Greensboro Animals Alive! is presented by Greensboro Parks and Recreation's ECO Bus. We'll highlights animals both local and exotic. The mission of the ECO Bus is to engage the community with the outdoors. Hop on board the bus and you'll...
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