Calendar

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Little Explorers 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Dec 2 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 »
Remembering the March on Washington and Activism in 1963 2:30 pm
Remembering the March on Washington and Activism in 1963
Dec 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Civil Rights demonstrations swept the nation in 1963. What did the March and the era mean to Wilmingtonians? After a brief introduction of the landscape of the 1960s Civil Rights ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 4 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
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Dec 9 @ 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 »
“Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History” 3:30 pm
“Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History”
Dec 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Experience this powerful and accessible production by Bright Star Theatre Company. Take a journey through African American history and the meaning of freedom through famous speeches, powerful hymns, and meaningful ... Read More »
“Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History” 7:00 pm
“Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History”
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Experience this powerful and accessible production by Bright Star Theatre Company. Take a journey through African American history and the meaning of freedom through famous speeches, powerful hymns, and meaningful ... Read More »
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Discovery Lab 2:30 pm
Discovery Lab
Dec 10 @ 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. Ideal for ages 5 and up. Adult participation is required. ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 11 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
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 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. Ideal for ages 5 and up. Adult participation is required. ... Read More »
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 18 all-day
Cape Fear Museum on Mondays until Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
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Lego We-Do Robots 2:00 pm
Lego We-Do Robots
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Families of young engineers and scientists will work together and bring LEGO to life. Use kid friendly programming tools to build and program your first robot. Space is limited. Appropriate ... Read More »
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Lego Mindstorm Robots 2:00 pm
Lego Mindstorm Robots
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Get creative with a LEGO MINDSTORM® robot. Work with Museum educators to build and program a simple robot or use your imagination to create a more complex one. Appropriate for ... Read More »
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Little Explorers 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 »
Museum Explorers 2:00 pm
Museum Explorers
Dec 23 @ 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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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
Cape Fear Museum is closed for Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25 and will reopen at 9 AM on Tuesday, December 26.
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Toys and Games for All 10:00 am
Toys and Games for All
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop in anytime between 10AM to 1PM Get ready to play!  Bring your family and friends and experience a variety of toys and games from modern to historic times.  Build ... Read More »
Indian Lore Merit Badge Workshop 1:00 pm
Indian Lore Merit Badge Workshop
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Investigate the first inhabitants of the region! Learn about the Cape Fear Indians and the Waccamaw Sioux. Analyze museum artifacts. Play the Native American game of “bowl catch.” Make pottery, ... Read More »
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Astronomy Adventure 10:00 am
Astronomy Adventure
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop in anytime between 10AM to 1PM The universe is wide open!  Come explore what lies beyond our world.  Discover your own exoplanet, build a pocket solar system, concoct a ... Read More »
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Little Explorers 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 »
Planetarium Film: The Birth of the Solar System 10:30 am
Planetarium Film: The Birth of the Solar System
Dec 29 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Show times: 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM Explore the formation of our solar system and the important role that collisions played in the gradual development of the ... Read More »
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Little Explorers 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet your friends in Museum Park 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 »
Planetarium Film: Into the Deep 10:00 am
Planetarium Film: Into the Deep
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Show times: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm Venture beneath the waves and dive to the ocean’s depths.  Meet the creatures that live there and explore their deep-sea environment. 32 mins.
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Planetarium Film: Totality 1:30 pm
Planetarium Film: Totality
Dec 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
From lunar to total solar, explore how eclipses occur. Find out what happens when you are caught in the shadow of the Moon and the Sun is plunged into a ... Read More »
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