News & Events

NCMC Events from Around the State... July 25, 2016

Posted: July 25, 2016, 11:35 am

1). Greensboro Science Center ( announces that on Monday, July 25th, colossal creatures will be ready to greet GSC visitors in a new, temporary exhibit called Destination: Dinosaur! This exhibit will be open for approximately one year, while the existing dinosaur gallery is transformed into Prehistoric Passages: Realm of the Dragons. Destination: Dinosaur! offers visitors a sneak peek at dinosaurs that will eventually roam through the Center's zoo.  An area devoted to prehistoric play will offer young paleontologists the chance to imagine how dinosaurs lived and interacted millions of years ago. In addition, the exhibit will feature fossils, TriceraShop Jr. (gift shop), and a Foto FX souvenir photo stop.  Destination: Dinosaur! opens to GSC Members only from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25. Beginning at noon, the exhibit will be open to all GSC visitors.  Admission to Destination: Dinosaur! is included with general admission.
2). North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort ( invites you to the Maritime Movie, “Chicamacomico Station”, on Tuesday, July 26th at 3:00 p.m.  Beat the heat and catch an afternoon movie! Depicting methods of the US Life-Saving service, this film provides the opportunity to learn more about these life-saving efforts and adventures. Focusing on the Chicamacomico station and the Midgett family, get a detailed view of the procedures of life-saving drills and methods. Chicamacomico is located in the village of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island in Dare County.  Maritime Movies take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July at 3 p.m. These informal programs engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome.
3). Hands On! (, the children's museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to come play and learn in a series of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) summer classes. Classes offered this week: The Science of Art ~ Fabulous Felt! (Ages 7-11) on Wednesday, July 27th from 1-5:00 p.m.  Bring your creativity and use colored wool to create felted beads, jewelry, and felted pictures. $40 nonmembers/$30 members. Fabulous Felt is sponsored by NC Printing.  Fun with Bots! (Ages 7-11) on Thursday, July 28th from 1-5:00 p.m. Explore how robots sense, think and act as you work with real robots that fit into a child’s hands. $40 nonmembers/$30 members.  Maker Space! (Ages 3-6) on Friday, July 29th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Use everyday materials to create, innovate, and learn! Must be potty trained to attend w/o adult; younger can attend accompanied by adult.  $20 nonmembers/$15 members. Registration is required for all classes and spaces are limited. Please call 697-8333 to register.
4). Hickory Museum of Art ( presents “To Dance on Common Ground” an innovative, live performance of ballet and visual art in HMA’s Coe Gallery on Friday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m. The collaborative project is supported by the United Arts Council of Catawba County and was awarded an Innovative Artist Grant.  HMA’s current exhibition, On Common Ground: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the Sea, will be inspiration for movement, music and digital art during this collaborative performance hosted by the Museum. Hickory Ballet Academy Artistic Directors Melissa and Michael French have created and choreographed several new innovative ballets, and local artists Sally Fanjoy and James Labrenz will create mood with visual projections in the gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact HMA at 828-327-8576 or Hickory Ballet Academy at 828-328-3794, ext. 313.
5). The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum ( announces its upcoming Palmer Family Field Day Event on Saturday, July 30th from 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 per Vehicle (cash only).  Enjoy vintage games and cartoons, make-and-take activities, and lawn games throughout the day. A children’s parade will open the event at 9:45 a.m. A family Olympics will be held at 11:00 a.m., with family and adults vs. kid’s events. Bring your own lunch and join the community picnic at 12:30 p.m. For an event schedule, visit the Facebook event: Grab your tricycles, pack a picnic, and put on your best game face!
6). The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville ( presents “Science Cinema,” on Saturday, July 30th, featuring “Hubble.” “Hubble” will take you on a journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history.  This free 44-minute film will be shown at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Special showings will take place in Spanish at 3 p.m., and with closed captions at 4 p.m. This film is rated G. The last Saturday of each month the museum will be showing engaging nature and science films perfect for the entire family. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 910-914-4185 or email
7). New Winston Museum ( invites you to “Making Sense of the Factory: Working for RJR, the Man and the Company” on Sunday, July 31st from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.  How did labor conditions in New South corporations change when their founders died and professional managers took over? This is the third in a four-part series presented in conjunction with the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Reynolda House Museum of Amercian Art, Triad Cultural Arts and New Winston Museum, the free community event links the past to the present through storytelling and a sensory-driven exhibition. This event's speaker, Dr. Robert Korstad, is professor of public policy and history at Duke University. For more information, visit:
8). Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art ( is calling out for volunteers for their next Crossroads Concert with Gillian Welch on Thursday, August 25 from 5-10:00 p.m.  The biggest Crossroads event to date will be an outdoor concert with food trucks, vendors and lots of fun! How can you help? Lots of ways! Directing parking onsite as well as at the shuttlestop, confirming ticketholders, monitoring entrances, bartending, set-up and breakdown, information, and, in general, being a great ambassador for SECCA. This concert will bring many people to SECCA that have never been there before! For more information, or to sign up, please contact Marisa Avila at 336.725.1918 or
9). The High Point Museum ( opened its newest exhibit, The Luthier’s Craft:  Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge, on display until Saturday, December 17th. This exhibit explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar and banjo making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It offers visitors a hands-on, interactive exploration of the rich history of this traditional craft.  Featured craftsmen are guitar maker Wayne Henderson, fiddle makers Audrey Hash Ham and Chris Testerman, and banjo maker Johnny Gentry. The Museum will be hosting these musicians and their craft throughout the next few months.  For a complete schedule, please visit:
10). North Carolina Museum of History ( announces their upcoming exhibit, Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective, which will run from August 13, 2016 - September 4, 2017.  This traveling exhibit, produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, presents images taken by prolific photographer Hugh Morton (1921-2006), a Wilmington, N.C., native. His photographs from a 70-year career showcase his love for North Carolina people, events, landmarks, nature, sports and tourism throughout the 20th century. The exhibit is on loan from the UNC Library’s North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.