Watermelon Day at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday.
As I wrote earlier, this is the annual event where the museum's animals have a blast busting into whole melons, frozen melon pops and more. And, this year, the museum's four wolf pups will get in on the action. The day offers a chance for the animals to cool off - but also so visitors can learn more about hot weather animal care. The museum encourages visitors to bring a melon for the museum's keepers to share with the animals.
Here's the schedule for when the animals will be enjoying a juicy slice - or entire melon:
10 a.m., pigs in The Farmyard
11 a.m., lemurs in Lemur Outlook
Noon, bears in the Main Bear Outlook
1 p.m., farmyard animals in The Farmyard
2 p.m., wolves (including those adorable wolf pups) in the Wolf Yard
3 p.m., skunk, the Aviary and the muskrats in the Carolina Wildlife exhibit on the first floor of the museum
4 p.m., bears in the Main Bear Outlook
Watermelon Day is free with admission, which is $18 per person and $13 for kids ages 3 to 12.