Family destinations offer warm welcome after snow days
Posted February 27, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
Need to get out of the house? Consider one of the region's popular museums or parks.
As the sun melts ice and snow from the roads, family destinations are offering a warm welcome to returning visitors. Weekend Plans: Laurie Berkner, Globetrotters, Future Me Fair
The N.C. Museum of Art was operating on a normal schedule Saturday, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A family-friendly, half-hour tour (the description says, "for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions") starts at 10:30 a.m. with a focus on animals in art.
At the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, the "Starring North Carolina" exhibit offers a trip through the state's movie history. This one will especially resonate with young moviegoers and TV fans, especially tweens and teens who might be familiar with some of the movies and shows being made in our state. They can see costumes from "The Hunger Games;" props from "Iron Man 3" and "The Conjuring;" and items from shows like "Sleepy Hollow."
Marbles Kids Museum reopened Friday at 11 a.m. and offers a career test-drive Saturday with the Future Me Kids Career Fair. Representatives of dozens of local companies and careers from architecture to IT to medicine and public safety will be on hand. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Museum of Life and Science in Durham was closed on Friday but will reopen Saturday.
Most other destinations reopened around mid-day Friday.
Raleigh parks facilities, for the most part, were open by noon, Friday. Weather-bound and track-out programs also resumed on Friday.
Durham Parks and Recreation facilities and recreation centers opened at noon Friday.
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh opened at 11 a.m. Friday. Current special exhibits highlight North Carolina's diverse natural treasures and an up-close look at arthropods in the environment.
The N.C. Zoo in Asheboro, closed through the week due to winter weather, will remain closed to visitors through Sunday as staff work to clear ice and snow from the zoo's more than six miles of trails.