Junior Gardeners Go To Market
May
20
10:15am10:15am

Junior Gardeners Go To Market

Ever wonder where your food comes from? Join us at the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market for this new monthly program that combines science, cooking, and fun in the garden! We’ll learn how plants, farmers, and pollinators work together to grow the food we eat.

Free with museum admission.

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Pirates + Mermaids Summer Bash
May
19
3:45pm 3:45pm

Pirates + Mermaids Summer Bash

Shiver me timbers! Kidzu’s hoisting the sails for a seven seas adventure! Join us as we become pirates, mermaids and mermen in this unforgettable special workshop. We’ll go on a treasure hunt, don sea-inspired mermaid hair and create pirate gear to take home! Costumes are encouraged! This high energy program is geared for ages 3-9.

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Storytime
May
19
10:30am10:30am

Storytime

Imaginations run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each themed storytime includes an activity, craft or song. Themes change weekly, so if you miss storytime on Tuesday, join us for the same adventure on Friday. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!

Included with museum admission.

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Junior Gardeners
May
18
10:15am10:15am

Junior Gardeners

Get your hands dirty as we play, explore and care for our garden and discover the plants and critters that live there. Children, caregivers, and community members are invited to help us maintain our beautiful outdoor space. This program takes place Thursday mornings from 10:15-11am, is included with museum admission, and is geared for ages 3-9.

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Mix It Up with Book Harvest
May
17
10:30am10:30am

Mix It Up with Book Harvest

On Saturdays, very special guests bring their expertise to the Makery. We’ll meet local artists, scientists and makers.

Join us for a special morning with Book Harvest! We’ll celebrate local author and illustrator, Daniel Wallace, and his book, The Hole Story. Listen to special reading of the book by the author at 11:15am, then experience hands-on tips from the author on how to design your own story.

Free with museum admission!

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Oct
28
3:30pm 3:30pm

Fam Jam

Kick off the weekend and celebrate with our energy filled Fam Jam. You and your little one(s) will move and groove to familiar family friendly songs! Kidzu’s own Marcia Blackstock invites you to sing along and join in the fun! A great way to get the wiggles out. This program is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but encourages the whole family to get involved.

Free with museum admission.

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Oct
28
10:30am10:30am

Storytime

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytime promotes literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am.

 

This week: Howl at The Moon

 

Come howl at the moon with Storytime this Halloween week! We will have fun with moons, pumpkins and all creatures of the night.

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Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

Messy Morning

Come explore the messier side of art each morning in the Makery! Messy Mornings are an opportunity for young visitors to throw on a smock and let their creativity run free! All ages welcome. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am.

This week: Spooky Splat!

 

Celebrate Halloween all week with Messy Morning. We will splat and squish and paint up some Halloween fun!

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Oct
27
11:00am11:00am

Makery Masterpieces

Ever wonder how famous artists create their work? Makery Masterpieces explains the art making process of such artists as Monet, Pollock, and Smithson; and invites young visitors to create their own masterpiece inspired by the artist of the day! All ages welcome.

 

This week: Roy Lichtenstein + Comic Book Animation

 

Crash! Bang! Join us for a special Makery Masterpiece this week in celebration of Click! Triangle Photography Festival, as we create comic book style animations honoring the work of American artist, Roy Lichtenstein. Head into the directors’ seat as you create unique panels and combine them together for your own original animation. 

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Oct
27
10:15am10:15am

Junior Gardeners

Buzz on over to Kidzu’s new pollinator garden! Get your hands dirty as we play, explore and care for our garden and discover the plants and critters that live there. Children, caregivers and community members are invited to help us maintain our beautiful outdoor space.

Free with museum admission.

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

STEAM'D UP

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytime promotes literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am.

 

This week: Ink Blot Art

 

Today in the Makery we will be exploring mirror image paintings known as Rorschach ink blots! Every painting is unique and every individual will see something different, what will you see?

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Oct
25
10:30am10:30am

Storytime

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytime promotes literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am.

 

This week: Howl at The Moon

 

Come howl at the moon with Storytime this Halloween week! We will have fun with moons, pumpkins and all creatures of the night.

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Oct
25
to Oct 26

Messy Morning

Come explore the messier side of art each morning in the Makery! Messy Mornings are an opportunity for young visitors to throw on a smock and let their creativity run free! All ages welcome. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am.

This week: Spooky Splat!

Celebrate Halloween all week with Messy Morning. We will splat and squish and paint up some Halloween fun!

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Oct
21
3:30pm 3:30pm

Fam Jam

Kick off the weekend and celebrate with our energy filled Fam Jam. You and your little one(s) will move and groove to familiar family friendly songs! Kidzu’s own Marcia Blackstock invites you to sing along and join in the fun! A great way to get the wiggles out. This program is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but encourages the whole family to get involved.

Free with museum admission.

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Oct
21
10:30am10:30am

Storytime

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytime promotes literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am.

 

This week: Drawing Fun!

 

Come to Storytime this week and explore the power of the pen (or crayon, actually)! We will meet some special friends who LOVE to draw!

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Oct
21
10:15am10:15am

Junior Garderners

Buzz on over to Kidzu’s new pollinator garden! Get your hands dirty as we play, explore and care for our garden and discover the plants and critters that live there. Children, caregivers and community members are invited to help us maintain our beautiful outdoor space.

Free with museum admission.

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Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Messy Morning

Come explore the messier side of art each morning in the Makery! Messy Mornings are an opportunity for young visitors to throw on a smock and let their creativity run free! All ages welcome. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am.

This week: Drip, Ramp & Roll!

MOVE with Messy Morning this week as we put a kid-spin on animation and melding art with movement. Come paint a drip and ramp creation of your own.

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Oct
20
11:00am11:00am

Makery Masterpieces

Ever wonder how famous artists create their work? Makery Masterpieces explains the art making process of such artists as Monet, Pollock, and Smithson; and invites young visitors to create their own masterpiece inspired by the artist of the day! All ages welcome

 

This week: Roy Lichtenstein + Comic Book Animation

 

Crash! Bang! Join us for a special Makery Masterpiece this week in celebration of Click! Triangle Photography Festival, as we create comic book style animations honoring the work of American artist, Roy Lichtenstein. Head into the directors’ seat as you create unique panels and combine them together for your own original animation. 

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

STEAM'D UP

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytime promotes literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am.

 

This week: Flip Book Animation

 

This week in the Makery we will make mini Flip Book cartoons, one of the oldest forms of animation! Make your pictures come to life and learn more about animation!

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Oct
18
10:30am10:30am

Storytime

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytime promotes literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am.

 

This week: Drawing Fun!

 

Come to Storytime this week and explore the power of the pen (or crayon, actually)! We will meet some special friends who LOVE to draw!

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Oct
18
to Oct 19

Messy Morning

Come explore the messier side of art each morning in the Makery! Messy Mornings are an opportunity for young visitors to throw on a smock and let their creativity run free! All ages welcome. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am.

 

This week: Drip, Ramp & Roll!

 

MOVE with Messy Morning this week as we put a kid-spin on animation and melding art with movement. Come paint a drip and ramp creation of your own.

View Event →
Oct
14
3:30pm 3:30pm

Fam Jam

Kick off the weekend and celebrate with our energy filled Fam Jam. You and your little one(s) will move and groove to familiar family friendly songs! Kidzu’s own Marcia Blackstock invites you to sing along and join in the fun! A great way to get the wiggles out. This program is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but encourages the whole family to get involved.

Free with museum admission.

View Event →
Oct
14
10:30am10:30am

Storytime

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytime promotes literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am.

 

This week: Big & Little

 

Zoom into Storytime this week for some little friends and some BIG laughs. We will have a great time exploring the difference in size.

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Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Messy Morning

Come explore the messier side of art each morning in the Makery! Messy Mornings are an opportunity for young visitors to throw on a smock and let their creativity run free! All ages welcome. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am.

 

This week: Change of Perspective

 

The Makery will be turned upside down and sideways this week for some painting that will "change your perspective"!

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Oct
13
10:15pm10:15pm

Junior Gardeners

Buzz on over to Kidzu’s new pollinator garden! Get your hands dirty as we play, explore and care for our garden and discover the plants and critters that live there. Children, caregivers and community members are invited to help us maintain our beautiful outdoor space.

Free with museum admission.

View Event →
Oct
13
11:00am11:00am

Makery Masterpieces

Ever wonder how famous artists create their work? Makery Masterpieces explains the art making process of such artists as Monet, Pollock, and Smithson; and invites young visitors to create their own masterpiece inspired by the artist of the day! All ages welcome.

This week: History of Photography

Click! Snap! Join us in Makery Masterpiece this week as we learn about how the first pictures were taken over 150 years ago. Design and build your own camera and explore the fun of instant images with polaroid’s! 

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Oct
12
to Oct 13

STEAM'D UP

Stop in for Storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Storytime promotes literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am.

 

This week: Up Close and Detailed

 

How would you draw different parts of your face up close? What details would you need to include in your drawings? Come to the Makery where we will draw the eyes, nose, lips, and ears up close and detailed!

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Oct
11
3:30pm 3:30pm

To Market To Market

This program invites children to meet farmers, practice financial literacy, learn about healthy eating, and have fun! Families will explore the Chapel Hill Farmer's Market to purchase ingredients and then reconvene at the museum to mix up our ingredients and make somehting delicious! Sign up by calling (919) 933-1455 of drop-in at 3pm each Tuesday! Fees: $10/child, price includes all food purchases. All ages welcome!

 

This week: Around the World in 7 Months

 

Haochi! Join us as we cook Chinese Veggie Dumplings and mix up Chocolate Crunch Cookies.

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