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13 family activities for weekend of Feb. 7 to Feb. 9

Posted February 5, 2020 8:55 p.m. EST

The family show is at PNC Arena from Feb. 6 to Feb. 9.

No plans for the weekend? Here's what's happening on the family fun front. As always, check's Out & About calendar.

And we have a couple of other seasonal roundups as well.

Valentine's dances, including Marbles' Family Heart Hop and separate mother-son and father-daughter dances in Raleigh are planned, among others.

And it's Black History Month, which means local venues are planning special events. This weekend, the Museum of Life and Science hosts Black Excellence in Science, Stagville historic site in Durham has a family history day and there's a special exhibit at the Museum of Durham History.


The Jurassic World Live Tour stops in Raleigh this week for seven shows, from Thursday, Feb. 6, to Sunday, Feb. 9. The tour, which is traveling to more than 65 stops across the country, is based on the blockbuster Jurassic World movie series, which began with 1993's Jurassic Park. The live show features an original storyline, a female lead, Dr. Kate Walker, and more than 24 custom-built, film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs. Tickets start at $15.

The NC Museum of Art will host a Teen Coffee House starting 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. The Teen Arts Council invites teens, ages 13–17, for an evening of art making, live musical performances, and an open mic for spoken word performances. It's free with a high school ID. No tickets are required.

And the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will host a Teen Science Cafe from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. Dr. K.C. Busch, a science education professor at NC State, will talk about climate change in an interactive presentation aimed at explaining the complex topic to teens. It's free. The first 50 teens who arrive will get a voucher for a free meal.

CAM Raleigh will host Sensory Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 8. The free event offers a sensory-friendly museum experience for all ages. The morning includes tactile tours and art projects. Sensory kits are available.


Carolina Theatre will host a Family Saturday Series featuring storyteller Donna Washington at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets are $5. She is an internationally-known, multiple award-winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist and author.

The Museum of Life and Science, which bolstered its offerings for kids on the autism spectrum last year, will host a sensory-friendly night under the stars next month. Sensory Friendly Science Friday: Night Under the Stars is 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, in the Durham museum's main building. It's for children and adults with sensory sensitivities and costs $5 per person.


And for the gamers out there, Cary will host the Triangle Esports Championship Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 at Herb Young Community Center. Tickets start at $30 and give you access to watch the action, free play, food, drink and other activities. The website has much more information, including a full schedule and details about the featured games.