Calendar

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Little Explorers: A Season of Trees 10:00 am
Little Explorers: A Season of Trees
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 3 @ 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
Dec 3 @ 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
Dec 4 @ 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
Dec 4 @ 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 »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 5 all-day
Cape Fear Museum on Mondays until Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
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PreK Math and Science (Presented by New Hanover County Libraries) 10:00 am
PreK Math and Science (Presented by New Hanover County Libraries)
Dec 8 @ 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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Little Explorers: Wild Winter Weather 10:00 am
Little Explorers: Wild Winter Weather
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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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Curiosity Carts 1:30 pm
Curiosity Carts
Dec 11 @ 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 »
Discovery Lab 2:30 pm
Discovery Lab
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 12 all-day
Cape Fear Museum on Mondays until Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
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Insiders Tour 10:00 am
Insiders Tour
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Curious about the Cape Fear? Explore the history, science and cultures of your hometown at Cape Fear Museum.  Take an Insider’s Tour the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 ... Read More »
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Little Explorers: Senses of the Season 10:00 am
Little Explorers: Senses of the Season
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 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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Curiosity Carts 1:30 pm
Curiosity Carts
Dec 18 @ 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 »
Discovery Lab 2:30 pm
Discovery Lab
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 19 all-day
Cape Fear Museum on Mondays until Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
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Family Workshop: Lego Robots 2:00 pm
Family Workshop: Lego Robots
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Engage in science, technology, engineering and math as you construct and program a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot! Let your imagination soar as you imagine a world with more robot helpers. Sponsored ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 24 – Dec 26 all-day
Cape Fear Museum is closed Saturday, December 24, 2016 and Sunday, December 25, 2016 for the Christmas holiday.
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Stories Under the Stars 10:00 am
Stories Under the Stars
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy the ancient tales preserved in the stars and explore the winter sky. Adult participation is required.  
Solar Quest 11:30 am
Solar Quest
Dec 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Take a trip to our nearest star, the Sun. Soar over its scorching surface. Discover what modern science has revealed about the Sun and modern life on Earth. Adult participation is ... Read More »
Stories Under the Star 1:30 pm
Stories Under the Star
Dec 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy the ancient tales preserved in the stars and explore the winter sky. Adult participation is required.
Solar Quest 3:30 pm
Solar Quest
Dec 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Take a trip to our nearest star, the Sun. Soar over its scorching surface. Discover what modern science has revealed about the Sun and modern life on Earth. Adult participation is ... Read More »
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Lights, Camera…Science! 11:00 am
Lights, Camera…Science!
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Explore 3D vision and special effects. Create strange and silly sound effects. Bring the mystery of movie magic into focus! Adult participation is required.
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Stories Under the Stars 10:00 am
Stories Under the Stars
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy the ancient tales preserved in the stars and explore the winter sky. Adult participation is required.  
Solar Quest 11:30 am
Solar Quest
Dec 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Take a trip to our nearest star, the Sun. Soar over its scorching surface. Discover what modern science has revealed about the Sun and modern life on Earth. Adult participation is ... Read More »
Stories Under the Star 1:30 pm
Stories Under the Star
Dec 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy the ancient tales preserved in the stars and explore the winter sky. Adult participation is required.
Solar Quest 3:30 pm
Solar Quest
Dec 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Take a trip to our nearest star, the Sun. Soar over its scorching surface. Discover what modern science has revealed about the Sun and modern life on Earth. Adult participation is ... Read More »
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Science of the Season 11:00 am
Science of the Season
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
‘Tis the season for science!  Experiment with candy canes, cranberries and other holiday items. Create chemistry concoctions and have a “berry squish-mush!” Adult participation is required.
Documentary Screening: The Loving Story (2011) 3:00 pm
Documentary Screening: The Loving Story (2011)
Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Discover the true story behind Loving, the critically-acclaimed movie released in December 2016. This documentary explores the emotional journey of Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving as they marry, have children, ... Read More »
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Science of the Season 11:00 am
Science of the Season
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate the New Year with science! Participate in a “ball” drop challenge, explore fun ways to upcycle holiday lights, and make a historic toy to take home.  Adult participation is ... Read More »
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