Virtual Experiences at the Museum of Natural Sciences, 7/27/2020-7/31/2020

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Virtual Experiences at the Museum of Natural Sciences:

Monday, July 27
EcoEXPLORE: Snake Quiz, 4–5 p.m.
How well do you know the snakes in North Carolina? Come test your knowledge and maybe learn something new! We will share resources and tips for identifying the many beautiful snakes in our area. Designed for North Carolina kids in grades K–8. But all are welcome to join! Sign Up

Tuesday, July 28
Natural Sciences Classroom: Box Turtle Science, 11–11:45 a.m.
The Eastern Box Turtle is North Carolina’s state reptile and is our only turtle with a terrestrial lifestyle. Learn about this unique turtle and how it is adapted to living on land. Find out more about box turtles! Sign Up

Tuesday Trivia, 6–7 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to virtually mingle with friends, compete for bragging rights, and perhaps even learn something cool. Questions feature a mix of science facts, current news, pop culture, and scientific discoveries. Register for interactive Virtual Trivia Tuesday! Sign Up

Wednesday, July 29
Storytime Explorations: Journey Sticks, 10 a.m.
No matter where you live, the natural world is filled with beauty waiting to be discovered. Go for a walk and collect natural items that you find along the way. Create your own “journey stick” to commemorate your adventure, whether it is just around the block or far from home! Connect with the great outdoors through this activity and recommended reading. Find this video and ones from previous weeks on our Storytime Explorations Playlist. Sign Up

Member Exclusive: Venom vs. Poison, 2–3 p.m.
Join us to learn about venom, poison, and the differences between the two. Museum educators will share how venom and poison evolved and how flora and fauna use them. We will also cover the different species of these plants and animals you might encounter outdoors (and even indoors!) For all ages. Current membership and registration required. Not a member yet? Join the Museum today! Sign Up

Thursday, July 30
Science Café: Staying Protected in a Digital World, 7–8 p.m.
Technology is all around us – now more than ever. And whether it’s at home, at work or at play, education is a key component in helping to prevent thieves from stealing your personal information. Hear from representatives of the N.C. Department of Information Technology about how you can better stay safe online and protect your privacy. Watch the Science Café live. Sign Up

Friday, July 31
Museum Movie Night: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 6–9 p.m.
At 6 p.m., join us on Zoom to watch a short film from the AV Geeks’ archive and then stay on so you can chat along about the movie! (If you don’t own the movie, it is available for rent online.) After the movie, we will play some movie-related trivia and have Q&A with an expert on snake communication. This program is being offered for free, but donations are appreciated. Register for Museum Movie Night! Sign Up

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