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Destination: Five great slides around the Triangle

Posted March 16

Located in the museum's park, the piece will be officially open for play on Monday, March 20.

The new pig-shaped play piece, scheduled to officially open to the public on Monday at the N.C. Museum of Art, inspires this post.

The piece, best for preschoolers and under, features a small slide. Kids can step up into the body of the pig and then slide on down.

So, let's start with the pig, who will be nicknamed next month, and move on to four other slides that are among my favorites in the Triangle. Share yours!

N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh: The pig-shaped play piece is created by Spanish artist Jaime Hayon. Right now, it's called SCULPT. C, but the art museum is looking for a nickname, seeking suggestions through social media. During an event on April 21, there will be a live voting booth to select the winning nickname.

Pig-shaped play piece installed at N.C. Museum of Art

Notasium, Durham: The music-based play space and learning center features a giant guitar fretboard that kids can climb up, playing notes along the way, and slide down.


Three Bears Acres, Raleigh: The outdoor play area features a 300-foot toboggan run. It opens for the season March 23.

Three Bears Acres

Knightdale Station Park, Knightdale: Climb up a two-story silo and slide down a big yellow tube slide.

Knightdale Station Park

Duke Park, Durham. If you're looking for a really tall, fast tube slide, Duke Park is the place to go. Check out that blue one in the background!

Duke Park

Go Ask Mom features places to take kids every Friday. For more, check our posts on parks and playgrounds and Triangle family destinations.

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  • Tim Orr Mar 17, 2017
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    Pig shaped? Really? It looks more like a bomb or a dirigible...