Happy 2nd Birthday CMAC!!!

Come celebrate our 2nd birthday at the 5th Annual Court Square Cook Off tomorrow October 11, 2014 @ 11am.



Why do Scorpions Glow in the Dark?!

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Due to a mystery themed week at our museum recently, our young visitors were able to discover several interesting things about the creatures living in our Living Wonders exhibit. They helped follow footprints and clues, conducted interviews, and searched for our “missing” corn snake, Cheddar. They discovered he was away from his habitat to have lunch in his feeding area! 

Another discovery was conducted with a special UV flashlight. When the flashlight was directed at the shiny black skin of our scorpion it turned white and glowed! Why in the world would a scorpion need to glow in the dark? 

Scorpions are already equipped with a stinging tail, several legs, and pincher like claws. So, why do scorpions glow in the dark? There are many theories behind their glow, some say it is to dazzle their prey, others say it to help to find other scorpions in the dark of the night. Some scientists state that the nocturnal scorpions like to hunt in the evenings because the UV light exposure is low. Ex: Scorpions are less likely to hunt on a full moon night than on a night when the moon is projecting lower amounts of light. 

One thing is for sure, the scorpion’s natural ability to glow in the dark is mesmerizing! Come check out our scorpion on your next visit to The Children’s Museum of Alamance County and ask to experiment with the special UV flashlight so that you can see him glow! 




Field Trip Forecast for Sept 2nd-30th

CMAC is OPEN, Monday, September 1st for Labor Day 10 am-4 pm

  • Wed, Sept 3rd: 5 kids, 10-11:30 am
  • Sat, Sept 6th: 15 kids, 11:30-1:30 pm
  • Wed, Sept 10th: 5 kids, 10-11:30 am
  • Wed, Sept 17th: 5 kids, 10-11:30 am
  • Wed, Sept 24th: 5 kids, 10-11:30 am
  • Friday, Sept 26th: 26 kids, 10-12

Don’t miss Teen to Teen theater troupe’s cast of Peter Pan Jr. for a visit at CMAC on Sept 6th @ 11 am (Free with General Admission)

Free admission to grandparents on National Grandparents Day, Sunday, Sept 7th 1-5 pm!

Off site this month:

Come visit CMAC at the City of Burlington’s Carousel Festival, Sept 20th and 21st! Fun games and rides, yummy food and more!

Our mascot, Sunny is out and about this month too. Sunny will be present at First United Methodist Church of Graham on Sept 24th and 25th from 10-11 am

Field Trip Forecast August 1st-29th

Building sign and colored concrete

Friday, 1st: 72 children, 10-1 pm

Tues, Aug 5th: Group Free Tuesday

6th: 60 children, 10-1 pm

7th: 45 children, 10-12:30 pm

Friday, August 8th: 60 children, 10-1 pm

Tues, 12th: Group Free Tuesday

13th: None

14th: 120 children, 10-12:30 pm

15th: None

19th: Group Free Tuesday

20th: None

21st: None

22nd: None

Tuesday, 26th: Group Free Tuesday

27th: None

28th: None

29th: None

(Updated 7/31/2014) 

Museum Hours: Closed Mondays 

Tue-Fri 10-4 pm 

Sat, 10-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm 

Power Play!

How do you and your children define Imagination? 

Is imagination found through stories, the arts, being in nature, or working with blocks and puzzles in your living room at home? Imagination is everywhere!

Every day is a good day to use your imagination for play. Whether you’re a frequent visitor to CMAC or you haven’t visited yet, we can’t wait for your admission visit to see us and enjoy ALL DAY imaginative play. 

Our museum encourages imagination and creativity through play. We encourage you to visit and explore all of our 8 exhibits spaces in our 14,000 sq ft facilty. A special feature in our Building Zone exhibit are our spectacular giant blue blocks from Imagination Playground! These blocks are a wonderful example of how kids of all ages can use their imagination through amazing building creations of their own. 




Below are featured examples of some of our museum visitor’s blue block creations. 








Come Explore and Play at CMAC! 

Tue-Friday 10 am – 4 pm 

Saturday 10 am – 5 pm 

Sunday 1-5 pm 

CMAC Website for Hours and Museum Happenings!

Field Forecast for July


CMAC Field Trip Forecast for JULY! 

Thurs, 10th: 80 kids, 10-3 pm 

11th: 30 kids, 10-12:30 

Tuesday, 15th: Group Free Tuesdays

Members Only Morning @ 9 am: Tidbits and Tales: Camping Adventures (Mini breakfast provided by Biscuitville, story time and fun, educational camping adventure activities! Registration Required, 336-228-7997) 

16th: 40 kids, 10-12:30 

Thurs, 17th: 43 kids, 10-12:30 

18th: 48 kids, 10-3 pm 

22nd: Group Free Tuesday

23rd: 90 kids, 10-2 pm 

24th: 30 kids, 10-12:30 

Fri, 25th: 50 kids, 10-Noon 

29th: Group Free Tuesday 

Wed, 30th: 25 kids, 10-12:30

31st: 50 kids, 10-12:30 

Check out our Museum Calendar http://site.childrensmuseumofalamance.org/museum-happenings for exciting summer fun time at The Children’s Museum of Alamance County! 

Museum Hours: Tues-Fri 10-4 pm

Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm 

Join us for Tidbits & Tales today!

Teeth are an important factor in keeping us healthy. Teeth bite and chew food so that it is small enough to be swallowed when we eat. Teeth also help us to form our words so that we can speak properly!

In the 1900’s many people used to have all their teeth taken out when they were in their early 20s.  Often it was sort of a birthday present from their family!

In those days, ‘real’ dentists were few and far between, plus it was expensive to have any dental work done and many people could not afford it. It was thought that having all their teeth out and wearing false teeth meant that people wouldn’t have any problems or pain from teeth again for the rest of their lives!