Last Chance! Register NOW for Kidzu’s Annual Fall Benefit presented by Wegmans on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 7:00PM

Join us and our emcee Penn Holderness of the Holderness Family

Keynote Speaker: NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton-Green

Kidzu looks forward to sharing the evening with you and our guest local celebrities:

NC Children’s Book Author Camille Andros, The Poetry Fox, and UNC’s Rameses

Registration is open until 3pm today (Sept. 25)! Click here to register for FREE and join us LIVE!

Bee Together … Apart!

We have missed seeing all of our friends and the community, but continue to provide programs, play, and learning. Support Kidzu’s service as a museum without walls to the children, families, and educators in our community! Online or outside, indoors or out, now more than ever Chapel Hill needs an outstanding children’s museum. Please join us to keep Kidzu thriving and poised to expand once 2020 is behind us!

Click here to donate and become a host!
If you wish to make a non-credit card payment,
please contact Sabrina Varney at

We thank our treasured hosts for their generosity at these levels:

Play Ambassador ($5,000 or more)

Betsy & Walter Bennett
Lisa & David Price
Ed Spence & Sallie Shuping-Russell

Play Champion ($2,500 – $4,999)

Thomas S. Kenan III
Rona & Craig Spitzer

Play Leader ($1,000 – $2,499)

Phyllis & Tyler Bennett
Jeff & Svetlana Fisher
Betty P. Kenan
Jon Mills
Ron & Kimberly Pepple
Deborah & J. Edgar Roach
Tom & Susan Ross
Betsy Blackwell & John Watson, Jr.
Pam & John Zornick

Play Maker ($500 – $999)

Vincent & Stephanie Aurentz
Cathy Bryson
Tina & Stephen Clossick
Lee Smith & Hal Crowther
Annelise & Scott Hardin
Judy Jones
D.G. & Harriet Martin
Ellen Stolzman & Ken Moch
Mary Norris & Pat Oglesby
Wyndham Robertson
Jim & Mary Sasser
Marcia Angle & Mark Trustin

Play Partner ($250 – $499)

Gretchen & Arthur Aylsworth
Dick & Lynda Baddour
Delores Bailey
Charles & Diana Coble
Elaine & Jim Foster
Jamie & Richard Holcomb
Joel & Sheila Levy
Eve Mersfelder & Daniel Pogash
Lisa & Barry Van Deman
Jerry & Sondra Van Sant

Donate and Win a Special Giveaway!

For every donation of $20, you have the chance to visit Kidzu in person with exclusive access to private play sessions, special story time, and more!
Entries are open until midnight on Saturday, Sept. 26. Winners will be notified the week after the event.

Kidzu has partnered with The Picnic Basket Catering Company to bring you a full at-home experience with an exclusive menu! A portion of all sales will be donated to Kidzu. Please visit their website to order directly and look for the special “Kidzu’s Virtual Fall Benefit” menu.

Join our hive and become a Corporate Sponsor!

Contact Sabrina Varney at for more information. 

Children from infants to tweens engage in imaginative, open-ended play experiences combined with learning objectives.

The Arts
Kidzu was designed with artwork from local and regional artists. Those same artists and more collaborate with Kidzu visitors on a weekly basis through programs included with admission.
All of our exhibits incorporate books and have literature related to each exhibit area. Burrow in, share a good read, and enjoy storytimes in both English and Spanish.
Kidzu incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math components into exhibits and programs. Visitors of all ages can craft with real materials, tinker with real tools and explore new technologies as they create a wealth of creative projects.
Child Health and Wellness
Museum exhibits bring the concepts of gardening to life and celebrate local food and the farm to fork cycle. Gross motor skills are tested giving visitors the opportunity to jump, climb, and stretch.

Save the date to BEE There! 

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