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Durham museum opens wintry 'Frozen Over' exhibit in January

Posted December 29, 2016

Frozen Over, a special exhibit at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, returns on Jan. 4 with an "icicle" forest, indoor ice rink, igloo build area and more.

The exhibit, which debuted last year, is generally best for younger kids - about age 7 and under. The space will include that "icicle" forest, featuring 800 suspended foam pool noodles, which young children can explore as they build their spatial awareness and observation skills.

The space also will include a 400-square-foot synthetic ice rink and foam blocks that look as if they might be ice blocks for igloo building.

Scheduled "snowball" fights, with pom-pom snowballs, happen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

There's also a space designed for kids five and under where they can take part in age-appropriate activities.

Frozen Over is free with admission, which is $16 and $11 for kids ages 3 to 12. It runs through Jan. 29.

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