Suppose you had the opportunity to take your children on a tour of North Carolina’s best museums including the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, Discovery Place in Charlotte, and the Asheville Museum of Science during April 2020.
The North Carolina Science Festival has gone virtual for April 2020. You and your children can access daily live activities each day and locate additional activities from some of the best science educators in North Carolina.
Discovery Place in Charlotte and Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh provide a calendar of activities for each day of the month and allows parents and children to see them all at once. The Marbles Museum includes a daily video.
There are at least six virtual events each weekday on the searchable calendar. The user can search for programs by age level or subject. The Greensboro Science Center features videos on penguins, sharks, and snakes as well as do-it-yourself projects like creating play dough and experiments with acids and bases, all with simple materials from around the house.
While many of these museums have developed wonderful virtual activities during the pandemic, the NC Science Festival puts it all in one place. There are also contests and other opportunities for children to share their projects online.
I only wish I had found out about this wonderful resource earlier.
Disclaimer-I have no affiliation with the NC Science Festival or any of the organizations or any of the many other organization contributing to this event.