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  • Writer's pictureCrystal Faircloth

Museum Spreads the Love of Nature in February

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville will be spreading the love of nature throughout the month of February. From books to birds, to the moon and movies, there is something for everyone this time around.


The second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. is Storytime at the museum. Children ages 3-7 years old and their families can join staff for a read aloud book and then explore the story's theme with a nature activity.

Second Saturday Storytime is provided in partnership with the Columbus Council of N.C. Reading Association.

Playspace Pop-ups

Head out to the museum on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m. for Valentine's Day. This month, participants will have a chance to make heart-shaped bird feeders to hang up at home. This activity is geared toward children 4-8 years old, but all nature lovers are welcomed to join in on the fun.

In the event of adverse weather, this program will be held indoors. No registration is required for Playspace Pop-ups.

Thursday Storytime

A special Thursday Storytime will be held on Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. for youngsters 2-5 years old. Participants will be reading a story about the moon, and the book will be followed by a crafting activity. There is no registration required for this activity.

Movie Night

Adults are invited to attend a screening of 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne. The movie tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine, of scientific discovery and faith healing, and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

After the film, attendees are invited to explore the 'Race: Are We So Different' exhibit. The movie is rated TV-MA and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Art With Birds

The museum will be presenting an ornithology season summit on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. 'Art With Birds' will pair participants with a local artist to create bird-themed art while learning about the incredible diversity of species found in Columbus County. The program includes a guided walk and introduction to using binoculars.

Those who wish to attend can register HERE.

Nature Crowns

Join the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences for their final event of the month on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Make a nature crown of flowers and other organic materials to take home. This program is geared toward ages 4-8 years old, but all ages are welcomed to attend.

In the event of inclement weather, this activity will be moved indoors.

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