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Top Aquariums Join Forces, Launch “In Our Hands” To Tackle Plastic Pollution

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The three North Carolina Aquariums have joined forces with other top aquariums across the country to create the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) which recently launched the “In Our Hands” campaign to address one of the gravest threats facing ocean and freshwater animals – plastic pollution.

We’re gonna need a bigger theater ... “Jaws” comes to Museum, August 25

Monday, August 14, 2017

Didn’t get enough Shark Week? Still ticked you tuned in to watch Michael Phelps “race” a great white? You can still satisfy your shark cravings when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows the original “Jaws” on the big screen, Final Friday, August 25, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Hands on History: Weapons of the Civil War at CSS Neuse Interpretive Center

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Get up close and personal with Civil War era shells and weapons at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center’s “Hands on History: Civil War Weapons” program. The event, Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the last of the site’s “Hands on History” series occurring on second Saturdays this summer.

New Walking Trails to Open Tuesday at Bentonville Battlefield

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers battled back and forth across the woods and fields of the Willis Cole Plantation March 19, 1865, during the opening phases of the largest battle ever fought in North Carolina. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will open new trails through the area allowing visitors greater access to the site of this battle Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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