Duke Gardens ramps up family programs in May
Duke Gardens has ramped up its offerings for kids and families during the last few years. And this weekend marks the beginning of their Science Sunday series for kids, which runs every Sunday in May.Posted — Updated
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, the gardens will offer a special, free activity, which are generally appropriate for grade-schoolers. Registration is not required. You can just drop in.
"My goal is to get people less intimidated by science and a little more confident that science happens everywhere," said Jan Little, the gardens' director of education and public programs.
When you go, check in at the information desk to find each week's location. The locations change. And so do the themes. This Sunday, kids can decorate a pot and plant a flower seed (just in time for Mother's Day). On May 9, families can go on a twig safari where participants will find the trees that match the twigs given to them.
On May 16, kids can build an insect trap to take home for some backyard exploring. And on May 23, it's all about germs on your hands. You'll bring home a science experiment that will help you see what is living on your hands.
But the Family Fun Day is all free. It runs from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. May 30.
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