Fabulous Fridays

The first Friday each month from 3-5 p.m., we open our doors for free to the public with events designed for the whole family. Each event includes crafts, games, and talks meant to connect science and history to our lives.
Everyone of any age is invited to see what's going on!

February 3 - Coastal Creatures

Take a break from the cold as explore North Carolina's tidal zone. The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will be here with a touch tank for you to see and feel some of the horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, starfish and more live animals that live in the shallow waters of NC's coast. We'll also have games, crafts and a shark tooth hunt.

March 2 - For the Birds

Take flight as we explore the world of birds! We will host Sylvan Heights Bird Park and the NC Wildlife Refuge and some of their live birds. Be sure to stick around for a special program by the American Wildlife Refuge all about raptors, birds of prey and not the dinosaur!

April 3 - Egg Drop

Join us for our annual egg drop! You will be tasked with the goal of making a device that will protect an egg as it falls over 100 feet from the Wilson water tower to the ground. You are welcome to make your device at home or at the museum. The one BIG rule is that you can only use our eggs!

May 4 - A Walk on the Wild Side

Explore the animal kingdom with us for our last Fabulous Friday of the year! Dan the Animal Man! will share some of his fascinating animals with us. Stick around afterwards for a meet and greet with the stars of the show.