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.
Open July 1-26th: Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Closed Sundays and Mondays. Kidzu will close on July 26th to transition to a new location. Visit this page for more information.
During the next few months, families can still experience Kidzu through Kidzu in the Community programs. Look for us on the University Mall Stage and other local venues.
Workshops are programs that have specific costs and/or require registration.
**Kidzu members receive 10% off Kidzu workshops. You must register here in order to receive this benefit on our online portal.
Tuesday, July 22nd 3:30pm-5pm: TO MARKET, TO MARKET~ HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS!: We will make yummy blueberry treats as we take part in fun activities and learn about healthy eating with Whole Foods nutritionist, Jennifer Lewis. Sign up by calling (919)933-1455. Register online at this link. Classes $10/each, includes food purchases at market. All ages welcome!
Demos do not have sign-ups and are free with daily museum admission.
Thursday, July 17th 3:30pm-5pm: SCIENCE ALIVE~ LIGHT UP THE MAKERY!: Join Kidzu's Makery Fellows as we discover scientific principles of light, rainbows, circuits, and more. During this Science Alive we will learn about rainbows and the water cycle. All ages welcome, free with admission.
Saturday, July 19th 11am: LOCAL LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK NOOK!: Josh Taylor, illustrator of The Legend of Lizard Lick, a whimsical children's picture book, will be here at Kidzu! Josh Taylor will read the book and introduce children to a charming cast of frogs and lizards who will tell the story of the community of Lizard Lick in North Carolina. There will also be prizes and coloring pages with images from the book for all our visitors. Books will be abailable for sale, payment by cash and check. Purchase a copy and have it signed by Josh Taylor! Free with admission.
Saturday, July 19th 3:30pm: SPANISH STORY TIME!: Come and listen to Anna Stewart read a book in English and Spanish. You will also be able to create a fun craft. All ages welcome, free with admission.
Wednesday, July 23rd 10:45am: KIDZ VOICES!: Join us for an exciting, interactive music program made just for your preschooler! Your little one will discover their singing voice while moving and grooving to original tunes with singer, Carmen Woodruff. During class you will have fun making your very own guitar and learning about voice fundamentals, and the movement of sound. All ages welcome, free with admission.
Friday, July 25th 3:30pm & 4:30pm: MOVIN' & GROOVIN' DANCE PARTY!: Dance and sing along with Marcia for a Dance Party! All ages welcome, free with admission.
Saturday, July 26th 3am-12pm: MIX IT UP IN THE MAKERY WITH SHOPBOT HANDIBOT & MAKERY MASTER SALLYE COYLE!: Makery Master Sallye Coyle will assist you as you design your very own stamp or sign on the computer. Then watch as your design is machined on a computerized milling machine, ShopBot Handibot. You can create two copies of your design, one to take and one to leave at Kidzu for others to use. No experience necessary, just a willingness to try something new. ShopBot Handibot is made in Durham, NC. 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.
Saturday Once a Month 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.