Newsroom

Spend Spring Break with Cape Fear Museum

Posted March 14, 2016 at 9:43 am     Category: NewsMuseum

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Need something to do with the kids during Spring Break? New Hanover County’s Cape Fear Museum has fun, hands-on science activities planned for each day of the week beginning March 20, 2016. Between Try It Week: Take It Outside in the Museum Park and Planetarium Adventures in the digital planetarium, there’s something for everyone! Appropriate for ages three and up. Parental participation is required.

TRY IT WEEK: TAKE IT OUTSIDE!

Dig it!
Monday, March 21
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE
Explore the world under our feet and investigate living and nonliving things found underground.

Fly it!
Tuesday, March 22
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE
Experiment with the physics of flight as you design, create, and launch soaring projects.

Build it!
Wednesday, March 23
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE
Discover your inner engineer as you build foundations, towers, bridges, and more.

Grow it!
Thursday, March 24
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE
Explore native and non-native plants, examine the anatomy of plants, and investigate their survival needs.

Splash it!
Friday, March 25
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE
Play with water to discover its fun properties. Practice water painting outside.

PLANETARIUM ADVENTURES:

Sky Quest: Spring Constellations
Sunday, March 20
Show times: 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45 p.m.
Free for museum members or with general admission
Find the constellations of Ursa Major, Leo the Lion and Corvus the Crow. Learn to spot the planet Jupiter in the spring sky.

Films: Citizen Sky: Epsilon Aurigae and Flight to the Moon
Monday, March 21
Wednesday, March 23
Friday, March 25
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Free for museum members or with general admission
Fly to the heavens to explore eclipsing binary stars in Citizen Sky: Epsilon Aurigae (7 mins). Learn about our closest celestial neighbor in Flight to the Moon (9 min.)

SkyQuest: Planet Exploration
Tuesday, March 22
Thursday, March 24
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Free for museum members or with general admission
Visit the planets of the solar system and learn what makes each unique.

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