Family friendly options this weekend run the gamut from science and nature to drama and plain, simple playing.
▪ Youth-run theater organization One Song Productions presents “Father of the Bride” this weekend at The Carrboro ArtsCenter. One Song’s mission includes engaging youth in every step of the creative process, so young dramatists should appreciate seeing what youth not much older than them can achieve onstage. Tickets are $12, or $9 for students, and shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit artscenterlive.org.
▪ Engage in a little friendly competition Saturday, with Marbles Kids Museum’s Family Science Olympiad. Build a pasta bridge, participate in an egg drop and fire off a rocket of your creation. Topically, one of the olympiad activities focuses on the upcoming solar eclipse. Museum admission is $5 per person and the Family Science Olympiad lasts from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit marbleskidsmuseum.org.
▪ The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s free first Saturday tour focuses on pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It’s never too early to instill an understanding of these creatures’ roles in nature, and you could always spend a little extra time with your kids at the NCBG before or after this tour. The walk lasts from 10 to 11 a.m. Though it’s free, space is limited, so register at tinyurl.com/y8ozdshj.
▪ The first Sunday every month, you can pay what you can to bring your family by Kidzu Children’s Museum at University Place in Chapel Hill. While most days it costs $7.50 per adult or child over 12 months, this Sunday admission is on a donation basis. The idea is to make this play place accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Sunday, Kidzu is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit kidzuchildrensmuseum.org.
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