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Upcoming Events


April 22nd: Night at the Museum
Harris Exhibit Hall will be open from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Along with this event Assistant Director Michaela Howell will be presenting "Saving Green", at 6 pm. This program will focus on the different ways to recycle and alternative options to purchase friendly to your pocket and the environment. 

May 10th: Pocket Solar System
In celebration of Astronomy Week, we will be hosting an Explore Earth & Science program. Learn about the solar system by making your own scale model of the solar system and playing Rover Races.
The activities are intended for family audiences.


June 11th: Hide and Seek Moon
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing, we are hosting an Explore Earth & Science program. 
Discover how some tools can make distant objects appear closer and brighter, learn about how cultures around the world view the moon, and the different phases of the moon. 
The activities encourage active visual and

hands-on learning and participation of family audiences.

July 15th: Tea Anyone? The Sweet History of Iced Tea 
Presented by Road Scholar Erin Coyle
At 1:30 pm sit, sip, and relax as Road Scholar Erin Coyle presents “Tea Anyone? The Sweet History of Iced Tea”, which dives into how sweet iced tea came to be the favored drink of the American South. While explaining the history, Erin will also be brewing up the ORIGINAL iced tea blend dating back to the Civil War!

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate 
of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


  • Lunch and Learn Event
  • Small Exhibit Opening
  • Sarah Webb: Historical Marker Reception
    Sarah Webb with a photo of her father and herself. James Webb Historical Marker reception.
  • James E. Webb Reception
    "Space Hero: James E. Webb"
  • Stomp Rockets Program
  • James E. Webb Historical Marker
  • James E. Webb Reception
    Courtesy of NC Rocketry