Ready to make this week super sweet for you and kids? We’re here to help you line up an event or two to celebrate Valentines Day, enjoy a Sports Night, test your science knowledge, surprise those sports car fans, jump into a Bird Counting adventure and so much more. Start planning some family fun with a few of our favorite events happening in and around Raleigh.
Tuesday, February 14th. 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. SnickerDoodles, Raleigh
All ages are welcome to this family-friendly Valentine’s Ball! Dress your best and enjoy dancing, crafts, a photo booth, open play and a pizza dinner. Register in advance. Cost: $2-$8.
Tuesday, February 14th. 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Dorothea Dix Park
FREE program. Kids ages 2-6 years old can enjoy games, stories & songs featuring those 6-legged creatures we call bugs. See & touch live bugs and create a buggy Valentine craft. Register online or call (919) 996-6688 for more information.
Tuesday, February 14th. 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. United Skates of America, Raleigh
Wear RED and receive a $1 admission. Skate rental is $3.50 and Rollerblade rental $4.50.
Tuesday, February 14th. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kidzu Children’s Museum, Chapel Hill
Drop in for this “bites” and “bytes” projects making chocolate covered pretzel sticks and LED-lit valentines for take home! Make a bite or a byte for $5 each. Pre-registration is not required but guarantees your space and materials.
Wednesday, February 15th. 11:00 a.m. Renaissance Centre for the Arts, Wake Forest
All ages can come laugh & be entertained by Happy Dan the Magic Man. Kids will enjoy his performance and parent will appreciate the lessons on confidence, safety & reading that he weaves into his magical show. Cost: $5 plus tax.
Wednesday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 17th at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
For all ages. Test your science smarts at the SECU Daily Planet Theatre. How far is Earth from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy? How many red blood cells are in the human body? Join science correspondent Chris Smith inside the globe of the Nature Research Center for science Q&A with the Pop Sci Quiz Show! Dive into some amazing science facts and learn a little about how we know what we know in the universe.
Thursday, February 16th. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh
Make and taste a special Valentine’s version of onigiri, a Japanese rice snack! Use beets to tint your rice pink, and pair with heart-healthy veggies for a special treat.
Thursday, February 16th – Sunday, February 19th. Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
From classic cars, new production models to concept cars this 30th annual International Auto Expo are showcasing these automobiles for young & old. Kids can also enjoy the display of race cars, sheriff & highway patrol cars. Cost: $10 for adults 13 years -60, $5 for ages 6-12 years. FREE for kids under 6.
Friday, February 17th. 6:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. XL Apex Sports World, Apex
Kids ages 8-13 can enjoy a night of inline skating, soccer, floor hockey, basketball & more while parents enjoy a night out. Visit here to learn more about pricing and the Sideline Snack Bar. Register in advance or walk-ins welcome.
Friday, February 17th – Sunday, February 20th. Wake County Parks (Blue Jay County Park, American Tobacco Trail, Harris Lake County Park, Historic Yates Mill County Park, Crowder District Park & Lake Crabtree County Park)
Join in this annual, four-day event that encourages bird watchers of every age & skill level to count the birds around us while learning more about each through fun activities. Wake County Parks have lined programs from bird watching to activities, storytimes, crafts and even a breakfast hike to enjoy The Great Backyard Bird Count. Click here to see which program your family can jump into.
Friday, February 17th – Friday, March 17th. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex
Youth ages 5-18 years can shine in the spotlight and showcase their artwork on the walls of Halle. Do you have a piece to showcase? Drop off your piece or two by February 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FREE to enter. Also enjoy Jenn Hales’ work in her Pondering Environment & Culture Art Show.
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