Linger & Learn


Bored with the same-old, same-old entertainment?

Jump out of that rut, and grab the kids for these opportunities to learn something new.

From sloths to science, animals to rare coins, and even the man on the moon, you’re sure to find something that will give you a fresh perspective on our wonderful world.

For the Love of Sloths

Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11. W. Jones St., Raleigh

A special presentation featuring Sam Trull, director of the Sloth Institute in Costa Rica, and an opportunity to see the museum’s resident two-toed sloth.

Triangle SciTech Expo

Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh

Featuring more than 50 hands-on exhibits, games, crafts and activities, plus a series of presentations, this event assembles scientists and tech professionals from universities, organizations and industry to share the excitement of science and technology. 

Vet School Open House

Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh

This free-admission open house offers an insider’s view of animal medicine, featuring exhibits, demonstrations, and opportunities to get up close with animals large and small. You can event talk with research faculty about recent medical discoveries! Includes attractions for young children.

National Coin Week Celebration 

Saturday, April 23, 1 to 4 p.m.  

Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St.

Children can explore and discuss coins during this informal interactive program offered through the Fuquay-Varina Coin Club. Also, see exhibits of rare and interesting coins and currency covering a range of historical topics, and bring your own coin to ask the experts about its background.  of various coin and currency items you bring to the event.

The Last Man on the Moon 

Saturday, April 23, 9 p.m.

The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St.  

A look at the life of NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan, whose journey to the moon in 1972 makes him the last man to walk on the lunar surface, so far. The film includes archival footage of his space missions, and interviews with Cernan, his family, and other former astronauts.

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