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Little Explorers – Taste Adventures 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Taste Adventures
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments, and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
Engineering Challenge – Newspaper Towers 2:00 pm
Engineering Challenge – Newspaper Towers
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm
Think like an engineer! Design, build and test a prototype of your creation. Drop in anytime from 2 to 3 PM to put your skills to the test. Perfect for ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 3 all-day
Cape Fear Museum is closed on Mondays.
Smithsonian Affiliate Ceremony 4:00 pm
Smithsonian Affiliate Ceremony
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cape Fear Museum is proud to announce its designation as a Smithsonian Affiliate and begin a collaboration with the world’s largest museum, education and research complex and will commemorate with ... Read More »
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Little Explorers Out & About – Taste Adventures 11:00 am
Little Explorers Out & About – Taste Adventures
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am
Meet new friends in your community for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 ... Read More »
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Little Explorers – Move It! 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Move It!
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
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Little Explorers – Move It! 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Move It!
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
Smithsonian Affiliate Celebration & Membership Drive 10:00 am
Smithsonian Affiliate Celebration & Membership Drive
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Museum will celebrate with refreshments and a membership drive to introduce the perks of Smithsonian Affiliation. Membership is truly “Two Memberships in One” allowing members of Cape Fear Museum ... Read More »
Film Screening: Earth From Outer Space 11:00 am
Film Screening: Earth From Outer Space
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
Screening of a Smithsonian Channel Film, Earth From Outer Space. Astronaut and satellite photos have been capturing the startling changes on our planet and this film shows the spectacular and ... Read More »
Planetarium Adventures – Seasonal Stargazing: Winter 2:00 pm
Planetarium Adventures – Seasonal Stargazing: Winter
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
Experience the Museum’s portable, digital planetarium with a guided tour of tonight’s sky. Discover new and familiar constellations and explore Greek myths. (approx. 30 min.)
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Smithsonian Affiliate Celebration & Membership Drive 1:00 pm
Smithsonian Affiliate Celebration & Membership Drive
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Museum will celebrate with refreshments and a membership drive to introduce the perks of Smithsonian Affiliation. Membership is truly “Two Memberships in One” allowing members of Cape Fear Museum ... Read More »
Film Screening: Earth From Outer Space 2:30 pm
Film Screening: Earth From Outer Space
Dec 9 @ 2:30 pm
Screening of a Smithsonian Channel Film, Earth From Outer Space. Astronaut and satellite photos have been capturing the startling changes on our planet and this film shows the spectacular and ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 10 all-day
Cape Fear Museum is closed on Mondays.
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Little Explorers Out & About – Move It! 10:00 am
Little Explorers Out & About – Move It!
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am
Meet new friends in your community for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 ... Read More »
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Little Explorers – Ice Matters 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Ice Matters
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
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Little Explorers – Ice Matters 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Ice Matters
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
Discovery Lab – Icy Explorations 2:00 pm
Discovery Lab – Icy Explorations
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through hands-on exploration and fun science labs. Themes vary. Ideal for ages 5 and up and adult ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 17 all-day
Cape Fear Museum is closed on Mondays.
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Little Explorers Out & About – Ice Matters 10:00 am
Little Explorers Out & About – Ice Matters
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am
Meet new friends in your community for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 ... Read More »
Lego Robots Workshop & Pizza Party: WeDo 5:00 pm
Lego Robots Workshop & Pizza Party: WeDo
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Families of young engineers and scientists will work together and bring LEGO to life. Grab a slice of pizza and then use kid friendly programming tools to build and program ... Read More »
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Little Explorers – Winter Wonderland 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Winter Wonderland
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
Lego Robots Workshop & Pizza Party: Mindstorm 5:00 pm
Lego Robots Workshop & Pizza Party: Mindstorm
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Get creative with a LEGO MINDSTORM® robot. Grab a slice of pizza and then work with Museum Educators to build and program a simple robot. Or use your imagination to ... Read More »
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Little Explorers – Winter Wonderland 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Winter Wonderland
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
Planetarium Adventures – Fragile Planet: Earth’s Place in the Universe 2:00 pm
Planetarium Adventures – Fragile Planet: Earth’s Place in the Universe
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm
Travel 120 million light-years to rediscover home! “Fragile Planet” combines scientific visualization with movie-making magic, highlighting Earth’s special place in the universe as the only known haven for life. Narrated ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
Happy Holidays! Cape Fear Museum is closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 and will reopen at 9 AM on Wednesday, December 26.
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Little Explorers Out & About – Winter Wonderland 10:00 am
Little Explorers Out & About – Winter Wonderland
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am
Meet new friends in your community for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 ... Read More »
Winter Break Activities: Winter Wonders 11:00 am
Winter Break Activities: Winter Wonders
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Brr! Create “icescape” art with a chemical reaction, experiment states of matter with melting colors and challenge a friend to ice bowling. Come out and discover this cool science and ... Read More »
Smithsonian Channel Film Screening: The North Pole Conspiracy 2:00 pm
Smithsonian Channel Film Screening: The North Pole Conspiracy
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Two Arctic explorers fought harsh, bitter elements in separate quests to be the first to reach the North Pole. Little did they know that when they returned home, a more ... Read More »
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Little Explorers – Spin Like A Top 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Spin Like A Top
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
Winter Break Activities: Candy Science 11:00 am
Winter Break Activities: Candy Science
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore chemistry by creating a crazy concoction, determine which candy is most acidic with sour science, make a sugary rainbow and more. Use the scientific method and your senses to ... Read More »
Smithsonian Channel Film Screening: Polar Bear Town 2:00 pm
Smithsonian Channel Film Screening: Polar Bear Town
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Every autumn, 1,000 polar bears share the small town of Churchill, Manitoba, with humans until the Arctic ice returns to Hudson Bay. It’s a relatively peaceful coexistence, but this year ... Read More »
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Little Explorers – Spin Like A Top 10:00 am
Little Explorers – Spin Like A Top
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am
Meet your friends for fun hands-on activities! Enjoy interactive circle time, conduct exciting experiments and play games related to a weekly theme. Perfect for children ages 3 to 6 and ... Read More »
Planetarium Adventures – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure 11:00 am
Planetarium Adventures – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Dec 29 @ 11:00 am
From China to America, Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, explore the night sky! (27 min.)
Discovery Lab – Exploring Space 2:00 pm
Discovery Lab – Exploring Space
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm
Ignite your curiosity! Discover history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through hands-on exploration and fun science labs. Themes vary. Ideal for ages 5 and up and adult ... Read More »
Planetarium Adventures – Totality: Explore the Wonder of Eclipses 3:00 pm
Planetarium Adventures – Totality: Explore the Wonder of Eclipses
Dec 29 @ 3:00 pm
Experience the Museum’s digital planetarium with a guided tour of tonight’s sky. Discover how the Earth, Moon and Sun will align for January’s lunar eclipse, expected to be visible for ... Read More »
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Planetarium Adventures – Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet 1:00 pm
Planetarium Adventures – Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet
Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm
Take a breathtaking tour of our ever-active planet. Fly to sites of historic earthquakes and envision a future made safer from seismic events. Narrated by Benjamin Bratt. (23 min.)
Planetarium Adventures – Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet 3:00 pm
Planetarium Adventures – Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet
Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm
Take a breathtaking tour of our ever-active planet. Fly to sites of historic earthquakes and envision a future made safer from seismic events. Narrated by Benjamin Bratt. (23 min.)
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 31 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
Happy New Year! Cape Fear Museum is closed Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 and will reopen Wednesday, January 2 at 9 AM.
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