Programs at Kidzu
Come experience Kidzu's New Launch Pad at University Mall —make, build, explore and learn in this new amazing location! 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.
Kidzu will hosts a full schedule of programming including Kids Yoga, Messy Mornings, Friday Fam Jam, Storytimes, Kidz Voices, STEAM'D Up! Afternoons, MIX IT UP in the Makery and Messy Masterpieces. In addition, we will be hosting workshops and special event throughout the year that bring our exhibits areas to life.
Check out Kidzu's Makery Blog for more information about Makery Programs.
Kidzu will be closing at 4:00pm on Friday, April 17 to prepare for an evening fundraising event. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Storytime Mondays & Thursdays 10:30-11:15am: Stop in for storytime at Kidzu. Imaginations will run wild hearing stories of far off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each program has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft, or song. Storytimes promote literacy knowledge and skills and creative arts expression for toddlers and preschoolers.
STEAM'D UP! Wednesdays & Thursdays 2:00-5:00pm: Get STEAM'D UP as we invite makers of all ages to this afternoon event. Embrace your artistic creativity while also engaging in educational activities inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Design. All ages welcome.
Friday Fam Jam Fridays 3:30-4:30pm: Thank goodness it's Friday! Kick off the weekend and celebrate family fitness and wellness with our energy filled Friday Fam(ily) Jam. 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.
Mix it up in the Makery Times Vary on Saturdays or Sundays: Come Mix it up as we highlight a special skill demonstrated and taught by a Makery Master from our very own community. Learn how to make something completely new to you!
Messy Morning Weekday Mornings 10:00am-12:30pm: 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 3:30-5:00pm: This program invites children to meet farmers, practice financial literacy, learn about healthy eating, and have fun! Families will explore the Chapel Hill Farmer's Market to purchase ingredients and then reconvene at the museum to mix up our ingredients and make something delicious! Sign up by calling (919)933-1455 or drop-in at 3pm each Tuesday. Fees: $10/child, price includes all food purchases. All ages welcome!
Kidz Voices Wednesdays 10:30am: An energy and fun filled introduction to music education. Jump up and down the Major Scale using real Solfège! Create a new instrument out of recycled materials to take home and practice your love for music.
Messy Masterpieces Thursdays 10:00am-12:30pm: 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.