Go mano a mano with other families at Marbles Kids Museum’s Family Science Olympiad Saturday. Activities at this friendly competition focus on animal adaptations, sleuthing, rocketry and the weather, just to name a few.
Go mano a mano with other families at Marbles Kids Museum’s Family Science Olympiad Saturday. Activities at this friendly competition focus on animal adaptations, sleuthing, rocketry and the weather, just to name a few. News & Observer File Photo
Go mano a mano with other families at Marbles Kids Museum’s Family Science Olympiad Saturday. Activities at this friendly competition focus on animal adaptations, sleuthing, rocketry and the weather, just to name a few. News & Observer File Photo

Family Picks: Book events and a friendly science competition at Marbles

January 19, 2017 01:00 PM

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