Animal Lovers

Time: 2 hours
Cost: All Museums Pass
Early Childhood and Grades 1-6

Suggested Experience:
Animal Lovers

Here is a chance to get up close and personal with some of our favorite members of the animal kingdom! (Programs subject to change; check our website calendar for the most up-to-date information.)

Activities in this Experience

Animals Up Close

Meet one of our live animals and discover what makes them unique in this hands-on demonstration designed especially for our younger visitors.

Plan On: 20 minutes
Dates: Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays
Times: 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Where: Duke Energy Children's Museum
Admission: Free to Members or with Museum Admission
Animals in Nature

Snuggle up close to a snake, Madagascar hissing cockroach or one of our other scaled or furry friend as staff answer questions and share fun facts!

Plan On: 20 minutes
Dates: Sundays
Times: 2:30 p.m.
Where: Museum of Natural History & Science
Admission: Free to Members or with Museum Admission
Animal Spot

Stop by Animal Spot and feel a real dinosaur fossil, try your hand at our multi-layer fish puzzle, see live fish and explore our interactive displays.

Plan On: 20 minutes
Dates: Daily
Times: Museum Hours
Where: Duke Energy Children's Museum
Admission: Free to Members or with Museum Admission
The Woods

Climb through the treetops and explore our adventure-based wilderness. Don’t forget to say hello to the river creatures in our pond!

Plan On: 30 minutes
Dates: Daily
Times: Museum Hours
Where: Duke Energy Children's Museum
Admission: Free to Members or with Museum Admission

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Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Cost: All Museums Pass
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Total Time: 2 hours
Total Cost: All Museums Pass
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