No plans this weekend? Here’s what’s happening on the weekend family fun front. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar
for more activities. This weekend, it also might be a good idea to check ahead to make sure schedules haven’t changed because of the weather.
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences opens a new special exhibit - Mazes and Brain Games
on Saturday. It runs through Sept. 3. Tickets are $5 per person. It includes everything from brain teaser tables to a 3D marble maze, a music maze, an infinity mirror and more.
Artspace in downtown Raleigh hosts one of its Connect and Create programs
from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday. With the help of artist Anna Podris (who is amazing), participants will make their own book. The cost is $15 (and $10 for Artspace members). All materials are included.
And the DogGoneFast Flyball Club Flyball Tournament
is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Flyball is a fast-paced family-oriented dog sport that has become a hit on Animal Planet and ESPN's Great Outdoor Games, according to the description. Each dog jumps 4 hurdles and steps on a spring loaded box, which shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the ball and runs back over the 4 hurdles. When the dog crosses the starting line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins the heat. Admission is free.
stops in Durham for a show on Friday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
There’s a free family day at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday. Museum visitors can build their own creations with cardboard with help from students from Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. There also will be art making opportunities, gallery explorations and live entertainment.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host a Star Families program
with a focus on the planets, bright stars and constellations best seen in winter. It’s 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Saturday, at the Chapel Hill center. Tickets are $7.68 for adults and $6.51 for kids.