By Rachel Hoeing

We hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer weekend! In today’s Sunday Spotlight:

  • Discount Family Friday Night at SciWorks
  • Amazing Animals Exhibition
  • Animal Extravaganza Exhibition
  • School Choices


Family Friday Night at SciWorks is August 19

Air ChairBefore you send the kids back to school, pack a picnic and head to SciWorks this Friday, August 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. for an evening of hands-on science fun and discovery! It’s the last Family Friday Night of the summer and your chance to explore the museum, outdoor parks, Animal Secrets exhibit, and planetarium for a reduced admission price – only $3/person! Members of SciWorks and the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem are FREE. Enjoy your picnic or food purchased from one of the many nearby restaurants at the outdoor picnic tables or indoors in the FoodWorks dining area. Snacks and drinks also available from vending machines. Address: 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem. For information about specials events and exhibits at SciWorks, visit


SciWorks Celebrates Animals on August 20

Huey with LogoIn conjunction with this summer’s Animal Secrets exhibition, SciWorks is offering two special events on Saturday, August 20. First, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., there will be a special preschool class called “Amazing Animals” for children ages 3-5 and an adult caregiver. Class fee is $7/pair for SciWorks and Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem Members and $15/pair for Non-members (includes museum admission). Pre-registration is required at (336) 714-7105.

In the afternoon, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., the museum will host Animal Extravaganza. Meet a variety of SciWorks’ resident animals and get “up close and personal” with some native wildlife. Enjoy games and giveaways, and bring a blank T-shirt or bookbag for fish printing! All Animal Extravaganza activities are included with museum admission and free for SciWorks and Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem Members. Address: 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem. For more information, visit


School Choices

classroom without student with wooden furniture and green balckboard on brickwall-rendering

By now, most of you have probably already gotten your children signed up for this coming school year, or at least have an idea of the school they will be attending. BUT, we know there are still many of you who struggle with this decision. TMoM has many resources to help you with this choice! First off, we have our Directories page. Here you will find links to our Preschool Directory, Child Care & After School Programs Directory, and Private School Directory. We also have a Tutorial Services Directory, which lists individual as well as group tutoring businesses.

Also make sure you click on our Education tab at the top of our site. Under this tab you will find sub-categories for all sorts of educational topics like special needs, book ideas, blogs written by private school staff, homeschooling tips, public school links, etc. Scroll through or use the search box to find exactly what you might be looking for. Best wishes for a great 2016-1017 school year!

*Today’s spotlight is sponsored by SciWorks