By Rachel Hoeing

There are so many fun events throughout the summer in our area. We hope you are checking our event calendar regularly so you don’t miss out!

Today we highlight three events, plus share info on new membership options at two of our favorite local spots for kids!


New Membership Options at Children’s Museum and SciWorks

Merger PhotoThe Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks officially merged on July 1, 2016, and now memberships and benefits are reciprocal. For example, a family holding a Children’s Museum membership also has free admission to SciWorks and is able to receive discounts on birthday parties, camps, etc. — and vice versa!

Not a member? Here is the new membership pricing!

  • Adult + Child: $75. Add one additional child for $20.
  • Grandparent: $95. Includes both grandparents and all grandchildren.
  • Family Membership: $135. Includes up to four adults and all children, as well as reciprocal benefits with museums affiliated with ASTC (Association of Science – Technology Centers) and ACM (Association of Children’s Museums).

On July 31, the museums join forces with Bookmarks to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with cake, games, magical demos, crafts, and more! This event will be held at SciWorks, and all activities are included with admission and free for members!


Wild Watermelon Day at the Greensboro Science Center

Wild-Watermelon-Day-2016Celebrate National Watermelon Day the Greensboro Science Center way! Wild Watermelon Day will take place on Saturday, August 6th from 9am-1pm. During this special event, The Fresh Market will be serving up some of their tastiest watermelons for your enjoyment. The zoo and aquarium residents will be celebrating too, with special watermelon enrichments scheduled throughout the day. This event is free with general admission or Greensboro Science Center membership.


Pirate Stageshow at Grove Winery

CaptainJimPosterMagic, music, theatre and humor come to Guilford’s County’s Grove Winery as Captain Jim presents a pirate’s stageshow on Saturday July 23rd. An excellent, award-winning magic and illusion show, live music with songs of the sea to Jimmy Buffett, and a human interest story with humor for the whole family.

Awards for best pirate costume. Picnicking welcome. Tickets (including taxes and fees) are only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. A limited number of discounted tickets and reserve tables are available in advance. Doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7pm. Adults – $8.95, children under 12 – $3.99. Purchase tickets and get additional info here.