Programs at Kidzu
Programs, workshops, and community partnerships are the heart of Kidzu Children’s Museum. Our programs aim to bring our exhibits to life, foster connections with our community, and provide positive educational experiences. Scroll down for lists of current and upcoming programs.
Workshops are programs that have specific costs or ask that children sign-up in some manner.
**Kidzu members receive 10% off Kidzu workshops. You must register here in order to receive this benefit on our online portal.
Tuesdays in April, beginning April 15th, 3:30-5:00pm: TO MARKET TO MARKET: Come celebrate the seasonal opening of the Chapel Hill Tuesday Farmers' Market! This program invites children and caregivers to meet local farmers, practice financial literacy, and learn about healthy eating choices. Groups will receive an ingredients card at Kidzu, explore the Farmers' Market to collect ingredients, and come back to the museum to whip up a culinary delight! Classes are $10/child. All ages welcome! Register in person or call us at 919-933-1455.
Demos are programs that do not have sign-ups and do not require costs beyond regular admission
Friday, April 18th, 3:30pm: MOVIN' AND GROOVIN' DANCE PARTIES! Start your weekend with a fun dance party at Kidzu. Marcia will provide fun activities and tunes to get everyone movin' and groovin'. Free with admission.
Wednesday, April 9th, 3:30-5:00pm: SCIENCE ALIVE IN THE MAKERY!: Come drop in The Makery as we test out our new wind tunnel and launch items of our own creation into thin air! Free with museum admission.
Thursday, April 10th, 10:30-12:30pm: VEGETABLE EXTRAVAGANZA WITH WHOLE FOODS MARKET:Let the Healthy Eating Team from Whole Foods Market teach your children how to make great food choices with this hands-on learning experience! Kids will learn basic nutrition facts and experience how much fun it is to eat healthy! Demonstrations, tastig, crafts, and book readings included. Free with admission.
Saturday, April 19th, 2:00pm: MAD SCIENCE DEMO: Join "Marie Curious" for hands-on science experimentation. Included with admission.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 9:30am: SEE MOM/DAD RUN: TrySports' Thijs Van de Kamp will be offering a fun and healthy morning run for caregivers. Thijs will lead a 3 mile run/walk on Bolin Creek Tail. Meet at Kidzu at 9:30, and strollers are welcome! Free to the public.
Friday, April 25th, 3:30-5:00pm: SCIENCE ALIVE IN THE MAKERY: Join us in The Makery as we test the science of sound using spoons and water. Free with admission.
Other Ongoing Activities at Kidzu
Each day join us for a Block Party in our program room. Put on your hard hat and use huge blocks to build amazing structures. Practice using pretend hammers, screwdrivers and other construction tools on the Hammer Hub table. The sky's the limit.... where kids can plan and construct the buildings of their dreams.
Every Tuesday & Friday Morning (10:45am) Stop in Story Time in the Book Nook. Reading, songs, and movements that bring books to life. Craft following each story time.
Come to the Launch Pad Makery each morning and afternoon and enjoy tour vibrant art studio and maker space which invites visitors to tap into their creative energy and experiment with new materials, techniques and various forms of art and making. The Makery is a creative STEAM'D (science, technology, engineering, art, math, and design) laboratory where children and families can tinker, invent, and create to their hearts' content.
Get Movin' and Groovin' with Monthly Dance Parties in our program room.Start your weekend with a fun dance party at Kidzu. Marcia will provide fun activities and tunes to get everyone movin' and groovin'. Free with admission.
First Sunday Each Month (4:00pm) Spanish/English Stop-in Storytime in the Book Nook. Join us for bilingual readings and activities that bring books to life. Following each program we will provide a simple themed craft.
Class Series & Camps at Kidzu
See this link for more information about our ongoing Class Series like Kids Yoga, Jammin' Baby, Mad Science, Flip4Kids! and Camps at Kidzu including Abrakadoodle & The Traveling Teacher Show!