Tue Jul 5, 2022

september, 2019

24sep(sep 24)2:00 pm28(sep 28)3:00 pmCelebrate “Take A Child Outside Week” Sept. 24-28 at Museum of Natural Sciences in WhitevilleJoin museum educators throughout the week for different nature-themed activities designed for children. Free.


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Museum Celebrates “Take A Child Outside Week” Sept. 24-28

Take A Child Outside Week, an international initiative spearheaded by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, kicks off Sunday, September 22 and runs through Saturday September 28. Designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from exploring the natural world, the program encourages children and adults to spend time together outdoors. It was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” which identifies the benefits of outdoor experiences for children and addresses some of the problems of what he terms “Nature Deficit Disorder,” such as increased stress and feeling of being disconnected from the world.

On the Take A Child Outside website (www.takeachildoutside.org), adults can find organizations in their area offering activities and outdoor spaces along with interesting outdoor activities.

Currently, all 50 U.S. states and several countries worldwide actively participate in Take A Child Outside Week (TACO). More than 400 organizations participate nationwide, including all North Carolina State Parks, various city and county parks, and nature centers of all sizes.

Whiteville Museum Activities

Join museum educators throughout the week for different nature-themed activities designed to help children develop curiosity, enthusiasm and appreciation for the natural world.  The weekly schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, September 24

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Discovering Nature Through Art (Nature Playspace)

Wednesday, September 25

10:00 a.m. – noon.  Nature Play Day (Nature PlaySpace)

Friday, September 27

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Fossil Friday (Museum Lawn)

Saturday, September 28

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Born to Be Wild! (Museum grounds)


24 (Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 28 (Saturday) 3:00 pm


NC Museum of Natural Sciences Whiteville

415 S Madison St

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