Are you searching for a family event this weekend that will WOW your kiddos? Start the weekend off with some circus fun, special dance parties, Darwin Day at the museum, a heart pumping Valentine’s event and much more. Check out the family fun below….
Thursday, February 9th – Saturday, February 11th. PNC Arena, Raleigh
Experience the circus one last time. Blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future. Purchase tickets online.
Friday, February 10th – Saturday, February 11th. 6:00 p.m. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
Families can enjoy watching American Bullriders Finals, Bullriding and Barrell Racing Finals. Door open at 6 p.m. & show starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 General Admission. Kids 5 & under are free.
Friday, February 10th. 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh
Come meet Lisa McMann and explore her new book The Unwanteds Quest: Dragon Captives, the first in the sequel series of The Unwanteds. This event is for ages 9+ and older.
Saturday, February 11th. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. NC Museum of History, Raleigh
Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and make a Valentine’s craft based on one in the museum’s collection.
Saturday, February 11th. 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cary Ballet Conservatory
Calling all Dads & Moms! Bring your daughters or sons to this special celebration. Wear your party attire and share in this special evening. Refreshments, fun games, 5×7 Professional Photos, DJ music, a Goodie Bag & AWESOME Door Prizes! This is a fundraiser to support the performing, non-profit Cary Ballet Company. Cost: $40 per couple, 2nd sibling $12, additional sibling $8. Register online or call (919) 481-6509.
Saturday, February 11th. 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. NC Museum of History, Raleigh
Docent-led tours will visit exhibits throughout the museum highlighting the contributions of African-Americans to North Carolina history.
Saturday, February 11th. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. NC Museum of Life & Science, Raleigh
Spend a day learning about Darwin, his theories of natural selection and his influences on the world of science, research and education. All ages will enjoy hands-on education stations, crafts, games & more.
Saturday, February 11th. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. American Tobacco Trail, Apex
Play a fun game of nature bingo as you take a leisurely hike to the Beaver Creek Bridge and back (approx. 1 mile). Wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle and binoculars. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area by the picnic table. For all ages. $1 per person. Register in advance.
Saturday, February 11th. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh
Fun fitness challenges, jump rope jam, a dynamic dance party and more. Kids can explore fun ways to get their heart pumping this Valentine’s Day.
Saturday, February 11th. 3:00 p.m. Cameron Village Library, Raleigh
FREE event for ages 5 years and up. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! are retelling the true story of Cher Ami, a carrier pigeon who became a war hero in WWI. The story is told from the pigeons perspective.
Saturday, February 11th – Sunday, February 12th. 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
FREE event for families with kids ages 5-11 years. Join a museum guide and learn how artists celebrate great people, places, and things. Discover art to admire in the collection. This 30-minute event involves a lively discussion & activities in the galleries.
Sunday, February 12th. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PlayDays NC, Apex
For ages 0-6 years. Little ones can wear their wings or eye patches (or PlayDays will provide) and enjoy an afternoon of Valentine’s crafts, dancing & snacks. Cost: $10 per child, $7.50 for Members. Check out their Facebook Event Page for more details. Purchase tickets in advance.
Did you catch our visit to PlayDays this week? Learn more about all the fun has in store for little ones & Moms.
Runs until Sunday, February 19th. Fletcher Opera Theatre, Raleigh
Carolina Ballet will take your family under the sea as Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, “The Little Mermaid”, is brought to life on stage.
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