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: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1st

Special Programs:

Wednesday, December 31st, 3:00-6:00pm: A Family-Friendly New Year's Eve. Now kids can enjoy ringing in the new year too!! NIGHT LIGHTS, "A Family New Year's Eve" will be held in downtown Chapel Hill at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. This 2nd annual event is sure to be bigger and better than last year!! We'll light up the evening with hands-on activities, interactive games, refreshments, and a kids' countdown under the stars in the fulldome theater to ring in the new year! See this link for more information about the event. Cost is $5 per person. Registration is now open at

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.

Over the next 7 weeks Kidzu will be celebrating all the continents of our world. We'll focus on one land mass each week and celebrate it's history, culture, and people. Join us for fun activities and crafts each day.

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.

Kids in the Kitchen, Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 pm: Let's get cooking! Travel the 7 continents with Kidzu all throughout December and January. On Dec. 16 we are headed down under! Join us in exploring Australian treats such as banana lassi, kiwi and lime jam, and Granny Smith apple sauce.​  Kids in Kitchen offers young chefs the opportunity to mix up their ingredients from healthy simple recipes, learn culinary skills, and make something delicious. Sign up here 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. Each Friday you and your little one will move and groove to familiar and easy to learn music played by Marcia Blackstock on her guitar. 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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