Programs at Kidzu

Programs, workshops, and community partnerships are the heart of Kidzu Children’s Museum. Our programs aim to foster connections with our community, and provide positive educational experiences.

Holiday Closings: November 27, 28, December 24, 25, 31 and January 1st

Special Programs:

Saturday, November 22, 11am-2pm: Join Cheryl Hill of The Origami Orchard Design Studio for hands-on paper folding fun for children and adults. She will showcase Polyhedron Origami. Not only will children get a real sense of satisfaction out of making fun origami, but they will be getting practice at following instructions, increasing their manual dexterity, and producing a fun and decorative end-product. For more information on Cheryl Hill see Projects are included with museum admission costs. All ages welcome.

Saturday, December 13, 2:30-3:30pm or 4:00-5:00pm: Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop with Kidzu Staff. Experience the fun of decorating a gingerbread house. Each participant will receive an undecorated gingerbread house with frosting and lots of decorations. Geared to ages 4 and older. Cost is $20 per house (2 children may share a house). Sign up at this link or contact us by phone at 919-933-1455.

Kidzu's Pop-Up Location Programs:

Kidzu is now open 10am-12pm & 3-5pm Tuesday-Friday and Saturday 11am-2pm. Please note Kidzu will be closed between 12-3pm on weekdays. No registration is required for programs. In order to cover our costs, minimal child experience fees will be required.

Messy Mornings, Weekday Mornings 10:00am-12:00pm: Come explore the messier side of art each morning in the Makery! Messy Mornings are an opportunity for young visitors to throw on a smock and let their creativity run free! All ages welcome.

To Market, To Market, Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 pm: We're off to market at 3:30pm each Tuesday! Join us as we put a spin on Thanksgiving recipes with pumpkin spice rice krispy treats and pumpkin spice hot chocolate! This program invites children to meet farmers, practice financial literacy, learn about healthy eating, and have fun! Families will explore the market to purchase ingredients and then reconvene at the museum to mix up their ingredients and make something delicious! Sign up at this link or by calling (919)933-1455 or drop-in before 3:30pm each Tuesday. Fees: $10/child, price includes all food purchases. All ages welcome!

Kidz Voices, Wednesdays at 10:00am: Join us for an exciting, interactive music program made just for your little one! Your child will discover their singing voice while wiggling to original songs by musician, Marcia Blackstock. All ages welcome.

STEAM Powered Afternoons, Wednesdays & Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm: Power your afternoons with STEAM! Embrace your artistic creativity while also engaging in educational activities inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. All ages welcome.

Makery Masterpieces, Thursdays 10:00-12:00pm: Ever wonder how famous artists create their work? Makery Masterpieces explains the art making process of such artists as Monet, Pollock, and Smithson, and invites young visitors to create their own masterpiece inspired by the artist of the day! All ages welcome.

Friday Fam Jam, Fridays 3:00-5:00pm: Thank goodness it's Friday! Kick off the weekend and celebrate family time with our Friday Fam Jam. On alternating Fridays you and your little one will move and groove to familiar and easy to learn music played by Marcia Blackstock on her guitar or, enjoy a culturally enriching experience and activity with Maria Jesus Poch, here visiting from Chile! All ages welcome.

Saturday Open Studio, Saturdays 11:00am-2:00pm: Get creative during Saturday Open Studio! We'll recap the highlights of the week by featuring the best of our activities. Use this time to think outside the box and let your imaginations run wild. All ages welcome.

Hora de Cuentos (Saturday Bilingual Story Times): Held monthly these 30-minute programs are full of educational and fun activities in Spanish and English! A short craft tied to the story and theme is held at the end of each program. Geared to children ages 3 and up. Stay tuned for our next program.

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