Summer Shorts

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Choose from six different 60-minute adventures! Participate in hands-on activities and make a take-home creation. Programs are available from June 19-August 18 for groups of 10 or more, ages preschool to 12. Summer Shorts are also available as an outreach. We can come to you!

Build It!

Put your problem-solving skills to the test with fun, hands-on building challenges and games.

Cape Fear Indians

Investigate the earliest inhabitants of our region through artifact analysis, games, and more.

Magnet Mania

Manipulate magnets and conduct fun experiments to learn about the science of magnetism.


Journey back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the land and seas.

The following digital dome adventures are offered on Thursdays and Fridays only and are not offered as outreach programs.

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes brings kids on a musical cartoon adventure into a nanoscale universe created from accurate molecular simulations. They travel into a cloud, watch a snowflake form, and count the number of water molecules in a raindrop.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

One World, One Sky  follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.


Fees and Registration

$7 per child. To register, call 910.798.4362 or email

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382