Fun Ways to Learn!

NCMF kidsThere’s always something exciting happening at the North Carolina Museum of Forestry in downtown Whiteville, NC.    The next time you’re looking for something fun, educational and inspiring , come on down – and bring your friends!

Bring your gift list too.  The NCMF Gift Shop is a great place to stock-up on treasures, trinkets and toys – many made right here in Columbus County.

The third Sunday of every month,  we offer Creature Feature!  Creature Feature is one of the “Meet Me at the Museum” public programs.  Make a craft to take home.  Enjoy a story about the forest.   Meet and greet (and even touch!) one of the Museum’s creatures .  Call 910.914.4185 to find out more!

The Open Minds Teen Science Café brings teens together in an informal setting to learn about science and technology. Each café includes a real life scientist speaking about a chosen topic, an interactive activity relating to the discussion, snacks and time to network with other teens that enjoy science. This nationwide program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. North Carolina network partners include the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Morehead Planetarium and the North Carolina Museum of Forestry. Examples of topics that were covered during last season’s Cafés include: the many hats Park Rangers wear, how dinosaur skeletons get from dig pit to a museum exhibit, learning about exoskeletons, or insects, that live in our homes, and how to identify bat species by their unique echolocation calls. The possibilities are endless, the program is FREE!!!
The Open Minds Teen Science Café will meet the third Friday of the month, thru April 2014 at 5:00pm in the NC Museum of Forestry.   A parent/guardian must accompany each teen into the Museum to sign in. Teens are required to be picked up before the Museum closes at 7:00 PM.   For more information contact Vicki DiMuzio at the NCMF at 910-914-4185, or visit the Teen Science Café Network website at