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Museums, libraries thaw out

Posted February 1, 2010

School's out across the Triangle.

But after a weekend of snow and ice, some of the Triangle's major kid destinations are thawing out and opening up today. Here's a list of a few of them if you plan on getting out today. Just be careful!

The state natural sciences and history museums open at noon today.

Marbles Kids Museum is closed (it normally is on Mondays), but the IMAX theater is open.

Most Wake County libraries are open, but may not be operating their normal hours. Be sure to check ahead.

The Durham County Library will open at noon today.

Chapel Hill Public Library is open.

And if your kids are really bouncing off the walls, Pump It Up, the giant warehouse of inflatables in North Raleigh near the airport, will hold a special pop-in playtime event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Museum of Life and Science in Durham will be closed today. So is Kidzu Children's Museum in Chapel Hill, which is closed on Mondays anyway. And Morehead Planetarium remains closed as it undergoes some regular maintenance.



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  • shall6 Feb 2, 2010

    I'm glad you found me! Thanks so much! I took my daughter to Pump It Up when she was about two and she was a little overwhelmed, but she had a good time. They're definitely tired when they leave. Check the Indoor Playgrounds resource page on the right for more inflatable places as well!

  • prettyswell Feb 1, 2010

    Thanks for the tips. Trying to decide whether to venture out today with my 2yo. Mommy needs a break! Big time.

    Never heard of Pump It Up. Will def check out soon.

    Great blog! I've enjoyed Mom2Mom, and I'm glad to see you haven't disappeared from the blogosphere!

    I'm a new mommy blogger and live in Raleigh ( If you ever need guest contributions, I'd love to help out!