The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 26, 2012

What's Happening in October: Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum & Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 — October 5 – Pumpkin Fun Friday: Enjoy activities all about pumpkins including pumpkin bowling, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin play dough, pumpkin stories and more.

October 12 – Mad Science Lab: Join us on this special Fun Friday as we turn our Green Room into a science lab. Get hands on with slimy and spooky experiments! This event will take place from 10:00 – noon and 1:00 – 3:00.

October 19 – Mustache Day: We’ll be wearing our wildest, wackiest and weirdest mustaches, and you can join the hairy fun with mustache activities.

October 26 – Frankenstein Fun Friday: The last Friday of October is Frankenstein Friday. Make a Frankenstein Trick or treat bag to collect your treats and take a spooky walk with us.

Discovery Place KIDS–Huntersville also offers art throughout the day, as well as daily Puppet Shows, Science Shows, Story Time and much more. Visit for the most recent schedule and daily events.

Here’s What’s Happening at

Charlotte Nature Museum:

October 2012 Events & Activities

All Museum events and activities are free with admission.

For more information call 704.372.6261 x300 or visit

Animal Feedings & Encounters:  Meet and greet live animal ambassador species and observe feedings while learning more about their habits and habitats.

Tuesdays , Thursdays, and Saturdays

2:00 p.m.

Puppet Show:  The Unloveables – Not every animal makes a good pet. Get the story firsthand from the animals themselves.

Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.; Fridays, 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:00 p.m.; Sundays, 2:00 p.m.


Nature Dome Experience:  Story time with Grandpa Tree, Charlotte’s only talking tree, featuring the program Autumn Woods.

Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.; Sundays, 4:00 p.m.


Turtles on the Twos:  Get up close to turtles, and learn what you can do to protect this 'backyard beauty'.

October 28; 2:22 p.m.


Creature Features: Join the Museum for monthly special events that include live animal encounters, crafts, Puppet Shows, storytelling and more. Free with Museum admission.

Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers

It’s a hauntingly good time that’s a little spooky, but not-too-scary. Enjoy Halloween treats including live animal encounters, wild story time and outdoor fun on the not-so-haunted Paw Paw Nature Trail that leads to the newly open Fort Wild.

Saturday, October 27; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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