What’s Happening in June at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

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What do moths, ladybugs and flies have in common? They’re all insects! 

Join us this month at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville as we look closely at the busy world of Bugs.

On weekdays at 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., stop by the Town Hall Stage for special story times and activities that will explore our creepy crawly friends.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays - Billions of Beetles: There are over 400,000 different types of beetle species, making it the largest group on Earth. We’ll read Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming, and then we’ll explore this very diverse group of insects in I CAN Create.
  • Wednesdays & Fridays - An Army of Ants: Ants have been able to survive on Earth for over 100 million years. One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes is our story. At the end, we’ll march to I CAN Create and participate in activities that will help us learn how ants hear, taste, touch and smell.

What are some great weekend activities?

Visit the Museum with your little ones on the weekends to escape the summer heat and enjoy some great learning activities. Activities below start at Town Hall Stage with a special story at 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1:45 p.m. on Sundays. 

  • June 3 - Beautiful Butterflies and Marvelous Moths: Explore the colorful world of butterflies and moths. We’ll read Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert, then flutter our way to I CAN Create to make some beautiful crafts.
  • June 9 & 10 - Things That Sting: Find out what all the buzz is about as we learn about bees and wasps. Explore how important bees are to the environment and what wasps use their stingers for in Tish Rabe’s Show Me the Honey
  • June 16 & 17 - Father’s Day: Take time to show our dads, grandpas, uncles or anyone who is like a dad how much they mean to us. We’ll start by reading I Love You, Daddy by Jillian Harker and Kristina Stephenson then go to I CAN Create to make a gift they will love.
  • June 23 & 24 - Amazing Arachnids: We’ll read the story Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin and meet the Museum’s own Scarlet O’Hairy. Then spin over to I CAN Create to learn more about our eight-legged friends.  
  • June 30 & July 1 - Slugs and Snails: Don’t leave a snail trail as you make your way over to read The Slug by Elise Gravel and to learn about these mollusks. Continue exploring these creatures that live both on land and in water in I CAN Create through fun crafts and activities.

Are there any new events for kids this summer?

Yes! You will want to visit the Museum for our first-ever Tinkerfest on June 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Come create and explore how things move and work at this a day-long celebration of tinkering and STEM for girls in grades K-5 and their families. This festival will bring together local partners to provide hands-on activities where girls and their families can learn by doing. Tinkerfest is located inside and outside the Museum. Outdoor activities are FREE; indoor activities are included with Museum admission. Sponsored by Ingersoll-Rand.

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