There are only two species of venomous snake found in Mecklenburg County, the copperhead and timber rattlesnake.
Digital Learning from your Home
Research spotlight: An experimental toothpaste that could help those affected by peanut allergies build a tolerance over time.
Before clocks and watches existed, people used sundials to tell time
Here's how you can identify poison ivy (and why you should avoid it)
Get to know a new animal in our biodiversity lab
Meet the Komodo dragon's cousin, the Mangrove Monitor
Brood X is a group of periodical cicadas that only emerge every 17 years
Learn about the different nutrients found in fruits and vegetables and how they help us stay healthy
With candles and fire create a moving seesaw
Did you know you could make paint using flowers?
Learn the square knot, the slip knot and the half hitch
Make liquid fireworks in a jar using items you already might have in your kitchen.
Maps have been around for millennia.. and are more reliable than phones!
This fun activity is a great way to learn more about absorption
In order to solve crimes, one must find clues
Microbiology doesn't need to be done in a lab - it can be done at home
It's all about pH with BASF Kids’ Lab!
Make a simple compass out of household materials
Learn more about local turtles, the red-eared slider and the yellow-bellied slider
Make your own fossils out of kitchen items
Discover the latest in The Wonder Lab
Let's make nachos using science
Live with Larry Sprinkle
We celebrate Groundhog Day all month long.
Create a “sweet” rainbow with BASF
Be Sun Safe
Find and make clay from dirt in your backyard
Let's see what happens when we use certain ingredients to create bubbles on a large scale.
The Science of Crystals
Why do mammals have fur, snakes have scales and birds have feathers?
DIY Pet Present
Use watercolor, a white crayon and stencils to create a secret world on your page
Our CNC router in Thinker Space uses subtractive manufacturing to create designs
Let It Snow
Wax on, wane off!
A new vision a life with smart lenses
Playing with polymers
Safely find mushrooms in your yard and test them to see what species they belong to
Experiment with Sound
It's a friend, a way to warm up and a way to build fine motor skills
Meet our Marbled Salamander
Geometric string art MAKE activity
Fall Leaves Chromatography
You may find one right in your own backyard
Join Leah as she explores the 3 states of matter
Stargazing in November & December
Painting with Vegetable Scraps
Constellation Night Lights
Ectothermic vs. endothermic animals
Fall Foliage with Naturalist Alden
A colorful lesson in reflection and refraction
Explore the science of sound with Krysta
Make time for brain breaks
A project you can do with a (virtual) partner
You probably didn't know you can make it rain inside
Celebrate the rainy days by setting up a rain barrel
Using science to make butter
Bromothymol Blue is a fun science experiment that helps you learn about pH indicators
A lesson in biodiversity
Join Leah in Thinker Space for this quick tutorial
Get Outside and Learn About Clouds
Mindfulness through Meditation
Operation Beach Clean-Up
Meet the butterflies
Learn how shells play a vital role in the marine ecosystem
Leah talks about all types of energy and how we can look for examples around our houses
Check out some of our favorite animals with sensational senses
It's a beautiful day in Freedom Park.
Dissect a flower to understand how they reproduce
Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet
Elliot explains coral propagation
Create art by demonstrating this gravity-defying activity
Get to know our resident Eastern King Snake
Some tips to help you ensure your child is comfortable and protected
What makes the white, fluffy clouds you see above you?
By the books
Miniature Yeast Volcano
Leave your worries behind by making Guatemalan worry dolls
Get your fruit and veggie fix with this simple and yummy smoothie recipe
On your mark, get set, go!
Paint your perfect pet
Join Riana in this video about silkworms
Still staying home? We get it.
Summer Bucket List
Stop the Summer Slide
National Ice Cream Day
Digestion in a balloon
How do birds build nests?
The coolest thing on the planet
Citizen Science Projects
Plastic Bottle Seed Starter
Gear up for some out of this world reading
Taking flight with coffee filter butterflies
Four lessons your child is learning when you answer their many - many - questions
The buzz about bees
Get the scoop on making your own ice cream or sorbet
Have you ever wondered about the names of these countries?
Bet you didn't know these fun facts about amphibians
How To Raise A World Problem Solver or a Future Scientist? Celebrate Curiosity
Tips for a successful hike
At-home mini weather station for meteorologists in the making
Attract pollinators to your yard with this fun at-home activity
Family fun in the kitchen
Get to know Herbie, our red-footed tortoise
A Lesson on Bernoulli's Principle
Play a game of Eco-Jenga
See how we care for the iconic bears in Explore More Collections lab
Make your own plankton net
Join Laszlo as he reads Blueberry Bear
Learn about our skeletal and muscular systems by dissecting a chicken leg
Use genetics to create your own alien
Adaptation relay game
The resource games
Paper rockets three ways
How many balloons can we fit into this container of liquid nitrogen?
Make your own hydroponic plant
Compare estivation, hibernation and brumation
Learn how your lungs function with this DIY lung model
Explore how the water from your faucet gets to your house
Join Waffle for a hair-raising look at electricity
Take a virtual tour of Antarctic Dinosaurs the exhibition
Join Riana as she prepares breakfast for our animal residents
Learn about the habits of the heart by measuring your heart rate
Moon phase mania
Did you know alligators have up to 3,000 teeth during their lives?
Explore fruits and vegetables as we learn to “eat the rainbow”
Amp up your artwork with help from the binary number system
Continue learning how to design Projects using Tinker Cad
How to identify a copperhead
Learn how to design projects using Tinker Cad
Use binary code to create (and wear) a secret message
Meet the american alligator
Learn about biomes and adaptations as you create your own critter
Join Natalie as she reads this Dr. Seuss classic
Build your own bird beaks to learn about adaptation, diversity
Follow Alden as he prepares to visit the bee yard
5 tips from a homeschool mom to help you stay sane right now
Acid or base? Make your own pH Indicator and find out!
Join Leah for a tech talk on what you can do Makey-Makey
An a-MAZE-ing look at computational thinking: Fun activity for learners young and old
Ever wonder what a jellyfish is thinking?
Launch your inner engineer with a DIY catapult
A Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing
Make Your Own Upcycled Robot
Learn all about these flashy fish
5 Ways to foster an attitude of gratitude
The importance of nature journaling
Explore your own backyard on the hunt for lichens
Guided Nature Walk
Explore the properties of water right at home
Check out this easy science activity
Video: A Livestream from Our Rainforest
Meet our resident opossum
Try this fun science experiment right at home
Enjoy a peaceful video of our Reef Rubble Community Tank