Beginning in September, the Museum will host Family Science Saturday. These workshops are hands-on experiences that encourage families to experiment, discover, and explore together. Each month features activities – including a take home project – focused on a different history and/or science topic. The 45-minute program is offered three times on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. in Williston Auditorium. The 10 a.m. workshop is targeted to families with preschool-age children. The 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. workshops are appropriate with families with children ages 5-14.
The Exploration Station, located on the first floor of the Museum, is a playful learning space for all Museum visitors. It is an open-flow, self-facilitated experience. The space is open whenever the Museum is open (including all weekend days), except for special programs or meetings. Activities include Discovery Boxes, a book nook, a dress-up armoire, carnival mirrors, puzzles and games, and Starboard activities.
Sky Quest is a digital planetarium program appropriate for all Museum visitors. The 30-minute program will be offered October 26 and December 28 at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30p.m. in Williston Auditorium. Themes will vary and space is limited to 26 participants for each show.
Educator Pepper Hill explains the changes, “Audiences today are more interested in participatory events, not just being talked to.” All programs are free for Museum members or with general admission. For themes and future dates, visit www.capefearmuseum.com/programs.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday -Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Day through Labor Day. General admission is $8 for adults; $7 for students, seniors and military rate with valid ID; $5 for children 3-17; and free for children 5 and under and museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.