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iLabs: The Museum’s Thursday Night Excitement!

July 22, 2014

Nothing to do on a Thursday night? Not any more!  Come down to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and have a GREAT time because every Thursday is SCIENCE THURSDAY

And it’s Science Thursday ALL OVER the Nature Research Center. There are classes, there are the Science Cafes, Scavenger Hunts, Robot Races, and Game Nights, just to name a few!!

For example:

Want to have some fun with your kids and your parents at the same time?

Come to our Science of Bread-making Class on Thursday Aug 7. You even get to leave with your ready-to-bake bread dough!

Here’s a video clip of the last one, and it was a multi-generation family moment for some:

Or make candles, find out more about edible mushrooms, or build your own robot and race it around the 3rd floor exhibit area:  

How about Throw-Back-Thursday in a new way?

The 3rd Thursday evening of every month is GAME NIGHT in the Micro World iLab! 

VIDEO GAMES ARE BANNED!!! It’s STRICTLY board games and puzzles.

And it seems you might want to get there right at 6pm when we open (we do this from 6-8:30pm) to claim your table.  The first night we did this we had 43 people: toddlers and college students, families, couples and anyone else who wandered by.

This past Thursday the 17th, we had 86—people told us “the word was out” about Game Nightand many said they’d be back.

You can relive your childhood with your kids playing such classics as:

There are new twists on classics:

For little ones there’s Cootie, Candyland, FrogHoppers, puzzles, and more.

And you don’t want to miss out on some NEW CLASSICS IN-THE-MAKING such as:

(And many of these are available in our Museum Stores, and if they aren’t, ask them to get them.)

Here’s a clip of last week’s game night:

We’ll be doing this again on August 21 and September 18.

And don’t let the beginning of school stop you from coming!  Everyone needs a night off to relax and have some family bonding time!

In addition to all of this there are popular regular events like:

  • “SCAVENGER HUNTS” where you and your family/team scour the Museum to find answers to questions and compete for a prize.
  • And there’s the solid long-time winner: SCIENCE CAFESEvery week there is a new and unusual speaker on everything from cheese-making to linguistics.  Come have dinner and relax while the speaker shares some insights about what they do, then spend the rest of the time in an active Question and Answer session.
  • Trivia Buff? The first Thursday of every  month is SCIENCE TRIVIA! Get your group together and come compete for prizes and bragging rights as to who knows the most science!

So there are no excuses anymore for nothing to do on a  Thursday night!

Come join us and even if you just want to sit back and watch it all, there’s plenty of room!

Check out Science Thursdays at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences!

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

Science Thursday programming is subject to change.

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