Weekend Family Fun:: Light Shows, Tiny Science, Pullen Park Celebrations & more…

Giant animated light shows, a community art project celebrating 130 years, tiny science, horse shows and so much more…. the weekend line up is full of fun for Raleigh area families.  Take a peek at some of our favorite family events happening around town.

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Particles Falls

Friday, March 24th – Sunday, April 23rd.  Outside viewing across the street from Raleigh Times Bar, Downtown Raleigh

FREE family-friendly, outdoor art display that translates Raleigh’s real-time air quality readings into a giant animated, colorful light projection.  On-site demonstrations and explanations will be offered at dusk by volunteers of Clean Air Carolina.

Pullen Park’s 130th Anniversary: Community Art Project and Memory Day

Saturday, March 25th.  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pullen Park, Raleigh

Help our beloved Pullen Park celebrate 130 years! Guest of all ages are invited to help create a beautiful mosaic for the backdrop of the Pullen Park community stage. Enjoy chances to win free ride tickets, giveaway and share your best Pullen memories with the Pullen Memory Squad. 

Carolina FiberFest

Friday, March 24th. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, March 25th. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Kerr Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

FREE family-friendly event featuring where kids and adults can enjoy spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting and other activities. Also enjoy shopping, demonstrations and connect with those that are passionate about fiber arts. Check their website for times. 

Saddlebred Social at the Raleigh Spring Premier Horse Show

Saturday, March 25th.  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  J.B. Hunt Horse Complex, Raleigh

FREE family-friendly event.  Meet and get your picture take with Picasso, the horse from the American Girl movie, “Saige Paints the Sky”. Learn about American Saddlebred, and meet youth and adults involved with showing this amazing breed of horse. Enjoy a candy bar and shop the t-shirts! Come before or after the event to watch the Raleigh Spring Premier Horse Show, FREE for spectators. Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports & Games

Saturday, March 25th & Sunday, March 26th. 10:30 a.m.  NC Museum of Art, Raleigh

For ages 5-11 years with an adult. On your mark, get set, go! Learn about playful games and ancient competitions on view in art at the Museum. 

Nano Days

Sunday, March 26th.  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh

Join us for a big day of tiny science! NanoDays is a nationwide festival about nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Meet nanoscientists from Duke University, NC State University and Triangle MRSEC as they share hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations on all things teeny-tiny. Plus! See DREAM BIG 3D on the GIANT screen. 

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