One of my kids used to call sunscreen, "sunscream." And for good reason. She screamed every time I put it on her.
If you have a kid like that ... or an older one who balks at lathering the stuff on ... take them over to the Museum of Life and Science's Sunny Days. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., through Saturday, the Durham museum's lab is offering some lessons and information about the sun and UV rays.
In the lab, visitors will use UV-sensitive plastic to test the UV protection of sunglasses, sunscreens and clothing to see if they block out harmful rays. Visitors also can make a UV-detecting bracelet to take home.
It's free with admission, which is $14.50 for adults and $10 for kids ages 3 to 12.