Celebrate the great outdoors this month at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

Discovery Place Kids Huntersville

It’s all about our own back yards this month at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville. Join us as we compare characteristics of plants and animals, discover what they need for energy and growth and learn about lifecycles. We’ll also gain an understanding of the ways human interactions affect the environment.

During the week, be sure to stop in for special programs at 11:15 a.m. at the Town Hall Stage. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, discover more about plant life, from trees and flowers to fruits and vegetables, during April Showers Bring May Flowers. Then, on Wednesdays and Fridays, turn your attention to Animal Habitats as we learn more about what animals need to live and grow.

More Backyard Biology

On May 11, learn how all living things must rely on each other to survive in our special program, Food Webs. On May 18 and 19, pop in to discover what Nocturnal Animals are hanging out in your back yards and learn how they thrive in the dark. Plus, on May 25 and 26, join us as we discuss ways that we can all be Protecting Animals for future generations.

We’ll be celebrating World Turtle Day® on May 23 with special stories and activities that teach us how we can help these animals survive and thrive. World Turtle Day® was founded by the American Tortoise Rescue, a non-profit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle. Be sure to check out our puppet show, The Tortoise and Hare, to complete the shell-ebration!

More Special Programming

Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville has plenty of other activities scheduled in May, too! Here are a few others you don’t want to miss:

  • On May 4, celebrate Star Wars Day with us as we learn about our favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away.
  • Be a part of our Cinco De Mayo fun on May 5. The day includes special stories and, of course, a fiesta!
  • Help celebrate all of our wonderful mothers on May 12 with a special Mother’s Day event that will include making a one-of-a-kind gift for the leading ladies in our lives.
  • Finally, be sure to visit us on May 27 for Memorial Day festivities geared toward honoring and remembering all who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

And don’t forget, our summer hours begin May 27, with the Museum extending the fun until 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Rockingham Facade At Dusk
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