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Museum Explorers 11:00 am
Museum Explorers
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
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Residents’ Free Day 1:00 pm
Residents’ Free Day
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New Hanover County residents are admitted free to the Museum the first Sunday of every month.
Curiosity Carts 1:30 pm
Curiosity Carts
Apr 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Get your hands on history and science! Examine artifacts and science specimens. Gain insight into topics featured in museum exhibits. Carts are stationed in Museum galleries and feature short hands-on, ... Read More »
Mid-century Driveways and Developments: Suburbanization and the City 3:00 pm
Mid-century Driveways and Developments: Suburbanization and the City
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
After World War II, America’s suburbs began to grow rapidly, and city neighborhoods often declined.  Learn how these national trends played out in our area. Join Historian Jan Davidson as ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Apr 3 all-day
Cape Fear Museum on Mondays until Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
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Little Explorers 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Explore the world around us with hands-on activities, experiments and fun in Museum Park! Enjoy interactive story time, exploration stations and play related to a weekly theme. In event of ... Read More »
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Museum Explorers 11:00 am
Museum Explorers
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
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Discovery Lab 2:30 pm
Discovery Lab
Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Investigate, experiment, and explore! In the Discovery Lab, the whole family can drop-in for fun, quick experiments and hands-on investigations. Themes vary. Ideal for ages 5 and up. Adult participation ... Read More »
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Rockets Away! 10:00 am
Rockets Away!
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore the forces of flight! Launch stomp rockets, discover the power of chemical reactions, and construct your own wacky flying machines.
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Insiders Tour 10:00 am
Insiders Tour
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Curious about the Cape Fear? Explore the history, science and cultures of your hometown at Cape Fear Museum. Tour is free with admission and include a sneak peek behind the ... Read More »
Move It! Move It! 10:00 am
Move It! Move It!
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore the science of movement! Get your body moving as you participate in entertaining investigations of things in motion.
Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity 2:00 pm
Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cape Fear Museum and the Cape Fear Council, Boy Scouts of America are partnering to provide this unique merit badge opportunity for local Scouts. Museum educators will take Scouts on ... Read More »
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Trees & Me 10:00 am
Trees & Me
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore our ecosystems! Step into the Museum’s digital dome and experience the new film Habitat Earth, investigate the longleaf pine, and participate in hands-on science activities to develop an appreciation ... Read More »
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Music Makers 10:00 am
Music Makers
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore the science of sound! Make oobleck dance to some “good vibrations”, experiment with noise makers, and build your own musical instrument to play and take home.
PreK Math and Science (Presented by New Hanover County Libraries) 10:00 am
PreK Math and Science (Presented by New Hanover County Libraries)
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play, learn, and explore with your child. Math and science concepts will be introduced through interactive story times, hands on science experiments and exploration stations. This program is designed for ... Read More »
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Opposites Day 10:00 am
Opposites Day
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore the science of opposing forces! Experiment with magnets, static electricity, action/reaction and more as you revel in this day of opposites fun.
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Museum Explorers 11:00 am
Museum Explorers
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
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Discovery Lab 2:30 pm
Discovery Lab
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Investigate, experiment, and explore! In the Discovery Lab, the whole family can drop-in for fun, quick experiments and hands-on investigations. Themes vary. Ideal for ages 5 and up. Adult participation ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Apr 17 all-day
Cape Fear Museum on Mondays until Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
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Little Explorers 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Explore the world around us with hands-on activities, experiments and fun in Museum Park! Enjoy interactive story time, exploration stations and play related to a weekly theme. In event of ... Read More »
Star Party 7:00 pm
Star Party
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*LOCATION: Carolina Beach State Park 1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach Join Cape Fear Museum, Carolina Beach State Park, and other community partners for an evening of stargazing and astronomy ... Read More »
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Museum Explorers 11:00 am
Museum Explorers
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
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Discovery Lab 2:30 pm
Discovery Lab
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Investigate, experiment, and explore! In the Discovery Lab, the whole family can drop-in for fun, quick experiments and hands-on investigations. Themes vary. Ideal for ages 5 and up. Adult participation ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Apr 24 all-day
Cape Fear Museum on Mondays until Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
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What’s Brewing in Science: Artificial Intelligence 7:00 pm
What’s Brewing in Science: Artificial Intelligence
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What will be the consequences of artificial intelligence in the workplace? Will there be massive job loss? Or will we all work in new productive ways that give us a ... Read More »
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Little Explorers 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Explore the world around us with hands-on activities, experiments and fun in Museum Park! Enjoy interactive story time, exploration stations and play related to a weekly theme. In event of ... Read More »
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Museum Explorers 11:00 am
Museum Explorers
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through interactive science investigations, hands-on exploration and unique artifacts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and ... Read More »
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SkyQuest film: Dark the Movie 1:30 pm
SkyQuest film: Dark the Movie
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the nature of Dark Matter the missing 80% of the Universe in Dark the Movie. Adult participation is required. Show times: 1:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 3 PM
History Up-Close: Hats! 2:00 pm
History Up-Close: Hats!
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Take an in-depth look at Cape Fear Museum’s collection of stylish and not-so-stylish hats.  Learn how hats can help us understand the past with Historian Jan Davidson. Then, go behind-the-scenes ... Read More »
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