Join us at the museum as we celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It's part of the 2023 North Carolina Science Festival and it's FREE!
Celebrate our Pollinator Friends
- Storytime and
fun activities for kids.
- Talk about how amazing bees are with the Duplin Beekeepers.
Visit with the Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary
Artwork and art demos
Prizes (including a Venus flytrap!)
- Plants for sale.
-Free strawberry plants from our local 4-H club.
- Carnivorous plants for sale and displays from Nahunga Creek Tropicals.
- Watch the Duplin Rotary Club plant new flowers in the botanical garden.
Botanical Garden Tours
- Homemade preserves.
- Food trucks (tacos and Italian ice).
Ham Radio Demos
March 8, 2023 to April 5, 2023
William H. Wiggs Library at James Sprunt Community College
To celebrate Women's History Month, we're partnering with James Sprunt Community College's Library to present the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's poster exhibit, "Picturing Women Inventors."
In addition to the poster display, we will exhibit artifacts from our collections, including a 1930s permanent hair-wave machine and Kevlar gloves.
A Makerspace workshop will also take place in the William H. Wiggs Library at JSCC in room 127 of the Boyette Building on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be a fun opportunity for participants of all ages to create their own inventions!
The Joann Cowan Brown Botanical Garden is a HotSpot in the ecoEXPLORE program!
ecoEXPLORE (Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education) is an incentive-based citizen science program for children in grades K-8. Developed by The North Carolina Arboretum, this innovative program combines science exploration with kid-friendly technology to foster a fun learning environment for children while encouraging them to explore the outdoors and participate in citizen science.
* It's currently Herpetology Field Season (May 1 - June 30)! Herpetology is the study of reptiles and snakes. Through ecoEXPLORE, you can earn a Herpetology Field Season Badge.
The smallest snakes in the world are Brahminy blind snakes which can be as short as 2 ½ inches long. They are often mistaken for earthworms. The largest snake in the world is the Green Anaconda which can grow up to 29 feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds!
The North Carolina Science Trail (NCST) is a STEM collection of about 60 partners across the state of North Carolina. The mission of the NC Science Trail is to inspire exploration of NC’s varied science landscape all year long. NCST aims to build awareness of science processes, cultivate appreciation for the role of science in our everyday lives, and encourage care for the natural world.
NCST's primary goals are:
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