In the interactive "Gross Labs" exhibit, the visitor plays the role of a scientist who is applying for a job at Gross Labs, choosing from such jobs as "Poop Analyzer" and "Snot Surveyor." Despite the humorous and gross-themed job titles, the skills required for these jobs mirror the skills required for real-world science careers. Visitors leave the exhibit with a better understanding of the high-tech work opportunities available for scientists and researchers. -
Admission to "Gross Labs" is free, and the exhibit is open during public visitation hours (Saturday-Sunday during the school year; Tuesday-Sunday during the summer).
Current hours:Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Magic Treehouse Space Mission
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children's book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.”
Viewers peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!
- See more at: http://moreheadplanetarium.org/things-to-do/planetarium-shows/magic-tree-house-space-mission#sthash.DIAulJHZ.m59GF1vR.dpuf
Alamance Battleground Historic Site
Colonial Living Week
Starting October 12th
The site where Royal Governor William Tryon led the NC militia against the Regulators in battle on May 16, 1771. Located on the grounds is the Allen House, a log dwelling characteristic of those lived in by frontier people on the western fringes of the colony. The Allen House was constructed around 1780 and was donated by descendants of the family and restored and refurbished with its original furnishings. A visitor center is located on the site and an audiovisual demonstration can be seen.
The event features costumed interpreters who recreate and introduce visitors to colonial life in the 18th century. Open-fire cooking, candlemaking, quill pen writing, chair caning and blacksmithing are some of the demonstrations scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Admission is free and the event is open to the public, but donations are appreciated.Alamance Battleground is located six miles south of I-85/40, exit 143 on N.C. 62 in Burlington. For information or reservations, call
email email@example.com or visit www.alamancebattleground.nchistoricsites.org.
NC Museum of History
20th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and authors from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for this popular family event. With something for all ages, the celebration is a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s Indian culture, past and present. Activities will include craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, games, food and much more.
Civil Air Patrol
Would you like to honor and serve America? Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends? Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.
The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.
To become a cadet, you must be be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old. Cadets meet 2 hours per week and one Saturday per month, on average, and also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer.