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All county-sponsored meetings and events will abide by social distancing guidelines, with many activities occurring virtually. The county’s Public Libraries, Cape Fear Museum, Arboretum, Airlie Gardens, and parks are open with COVID-19 safety measures and some occupancy restrictions in place.

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Aug
8
Mon
Ocean Careers Camp (NC Aquarium & NHC 4-H)
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm

Registration dates and cost TBA.

Ocean Careers Camp sponsored by NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher and New Hanover County 4-H

Have you ever wondered about a career in marine science? Are you interested in making discoveries and learning about the ocean? Do you have a passion for protecting the earth’s ocean and the animals that live there? In Ocean Careers Camp, you will join educators from the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher to learn about a variety of opportunities in marine science and meet scientists across the country who are already working in the field. Try your hand at doing the same work the experts are doing and develop your skills in problem solving, scientific research, animal care, and creative design.

Aug
9
Tue
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Butterfly Release
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our educators to learn all about the butterfly life cycle and the species you may find in the Butterfly House at Airlie Gardens, then take part in a butterfly release!

  • Cost:  $9/adults (age 13+), $5/NHC residents & military, $3/child (age 4-12) and FREE for Airlie Members
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Click here to register
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Aug
10
Wed
Bird Walk
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Enjoy a stroll around the gardens and see what’s flying!  We will look for resident and migrating birds, and learn basic birding skills.  No experience is necessary.  Binoculars will be available on a first come first serve basis.  This event is co-hosted with our partner Wild Bird and Garden.

  • Pre-registration is required.  Click here to register.
  • Program is included in garden admission.  Members must pre-register.
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

4-H After-school Program (Davis Rec Center)
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information about after-school programs at Davis Rec Center, call 910-341-7837

Aug
11
Thu
Monthly Rain Barrel Sale
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
60 and 80 gallon rain barrels are available for purchase and pick up on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 9:00am and 4:30pm. The sale is located at the New Hanover County Government Center. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. The barrels are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Made in North Carolina Rain Barrels
60 gallon barrel – Special Price of $90.00 (Normal Retail Price $119.95)
80 gallon barrel – Special Price of $110.00 (Normal Retail Price $139.95)
Unable to attend the sale in person? Call (910) 798-7130 or email soilwater@nhcgov.com to schedule an appointment for purchase and pick up on a date the works for you!
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Commission on AAHHC Meeting
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The public can click the meeting link to join:
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Aug
12
Fri
Park Pop-Up
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join educators from Parks & Gardens and the Cape Fear Museum for a park pop-up by the Long Leaf Park playground on Friday, July 22, 2022 from 9am-12pm.  No registration required – just stop by our booth any time between 9am-12pm for some fun educational activities.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Aug
13
Sat
Small Wonders
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am

Join us Saturday mornings at 10 am for this weekly FREE PROGRAM!

Discover the wonders of our world through guided stories, songs, games and hands-on activities. Explore new topics each week! This program is ideal for children aged 3-6 and their adult helpers.

Science Cycle in the Park
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Museum Park between 2 pm and 4 pm to investigate science topics through hands-on activities, experiments, and nature exploration. This program is free and open to all ages. The Science Cycle will be in the park (weather permitting) on the following Saturdays:

  • March 26
  • April 9
  • May 14 & 28
  • June 11 & 25
  • July 9 & 23
  • August 13 & 27

Stop by and see us!

Aug
16
Tue
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Butterfly Release
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our educators to learn all about the butterfly life cycle and the species you may find in the Butterfly House at Airlie Gardens, then take part in a butterfly release!

  • Cost:  $9/adults (age 13+), $5/NHC residents & military, $3/child (age 4-12) and FREE for Airlie Members
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Click here to register
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Aug
17
Wed
Meet the Locals- Native Wildlife Program
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Beat the heat by joining educators in the Airlie Gardens classroom to meet some of southeastern North Carolina’s native wildlife.  We will be exploring our terrariums and learning about each animal and all of their adaptations to survive in our area.  Pre-registration is required at AirlieGardens.org.

Trash Mob- Volunteer Opportunity
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you tired of trash?  Then join the Trash Mob!  We meet at 10am on the third Wednesday of each month at rotating locations around New Hanover County.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can volunteer as an individual or group.  Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 for details and location.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

4-H After-school Program (Davis Rec Center)
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information about after-school programs at Davis Rec Center, call 910-341-7837

Aug
18
Thu
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Pollinator Garden Walk
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our educators on a guided walk through Airlie Gardens’ Pollinator Garden and check out what’s blooming, and the many pollinators that call the garden home.

  • Cost:  $9/adults (age 13+), $5/NHC residents & military, $3/child (age 4-12) and FREE for Airlie Members
  • Pre-registration is required
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm
Aug
19
Fri
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Save the Date – New Hanover County Equity Awards Gala 2022
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
20
Sat
Beginner Birding
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

There’s no better place to learn how to bird than Airlie Gardens!  Airlie is home to over 200 species of birds.  We will go over basic birding skills, ID tricks and proper binocular use.  We will focus on the diverse habitats of some of our most common birds in the gardens.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  We will have limited pairs to check out.

  • Cost:  $9/adults (age 13+), $5/NHC residents & military, $3/child (age 4-12) and FREE for Airlie Members
  • Pre-registration is required at AirlieGardens.org
Small Wonders
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am

Join us Saturday mornings at 10 am for this weekly FREE PROGRAM!

Discover the wonders of our world through guided stories, songs, games and hands-on activities. Explore new topics each week! This program is ideal for children aged 3-6 and their adult helpers.

Aug
22
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am
Aug
23
Tue
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Butterfly Release
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our educators to learn all about the butterfly life cycle and the species you may find in the Butterfly House at Airlie Gardens, then take part in a butterfly release!

  • Cost:  $9/adults (age 13+), $5/NHC residents & military, $3/child (age 4-12) and FREE for Airlie Members
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Click here to register
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Aug
24
Wed
Bird Walk
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Enjoy a stroll around the gardens and see what’s flying!  We will look for resident and migrating birds, and learn basic birding skills.  No experience is necessary.  Binoculars will be available on a first come first serve basis.  This event is co-hosted with our partner Wild Bird and Garden.

  • Pre-registration is required.  Click here to register.
  • Program is included in garden admission.  Members must pre-register.
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

4-H After-school Program (Davis Rec Center)
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information about after-school programs at Davis Rec Center, call 910-341-7837

Aug
25
Thu
Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Aug
26
Fri
Nature Walk at Pages Creek Park Preserve
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join our environmental educators for a walk around Pages Creek Park Preserve and learn all about the local flora and fauna!  The walk is approximately one mile on uneven terrain.  This program is FREE, but pre-registration is required.  Click here to register

*Please note that Pages Creek Park Preserve does not have restroom facilities

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

11 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Summer Pop-Ups
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesdays through Fridays
Beginning May 31 through August 26

10 am and 2 pm

Included with General Admission

Discover science and history in the Museum galleries at this drop-in program. Summer Pop-Ups offer quick activities that are designed to encourage discovery through hands-on learning. Adult participation is required. Programs are approximately 20-30 minutes with new themes each week.

Aug
27
Sat
Rain Barrel Sale at Tidal Creek Farmers Market
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
60 and 80 gallon rain barrels are available for purchase and pick up at the Tidal Creek Farmers Market on the last Saturday of each month between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. The sale is located at the Tidal Creek Co-Op. Cash and check only. The barrels are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Made in North Carolina Rain Barrels
60 gallon barrel – Special Price of $90.00 (Normal Retail Price $119.95)
80 gallon barrel – Special Price of $110.00 (Normal Retail Price $139.95)
Unable to attend the sale in person? Call (910) 798-7130 or email soilwater@nhcgov.com to schedule an appointment for purchase and pick up on a date the works for you!
Small Wonders
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am

Join us Saturday mornings at 10 am for this weekly FREE PROGRAM!

Discover the wonders of our world through guided stories, songs, games and hands-on activities. Explore new topics each week! This program is ideal for children aged 3-6 and their adult helpers.

Science Cycle in the Park
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Museum Park between 2 pm and 4 pm to investigate science topics through hands-on activities, experiments, and nature exploration. This program is free and open to all ages. The Science Cycle will be in the park (weather permitting) on the following Saturdays:

  • March 26
  • April 9
  • May 14 & 28
  • June 11 & 25
  • July 9 & 23
  • August 13 & 27

Stop by and see us!

Aug
30
Tue
Butterfly Release
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our educators to learn all about the butterfly life cycle and the species you may find in the Butterfly House at Airlie Gardens, then take part in a butterfly release!

  • Cost:  $9/adults (age 13+), $5/NHC residents & military, $3/child (age 4-12) and FREE for Airlie Members
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Click here to register
Aug
31
Wed
4-H After-school Program (Davis Rec Center)
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information about after-school programs at Davis Rec Center, call 910-341-7837

Sep
1
Thu
Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
4
Sun
NHC Residents FREE Day- Airlie Gardens
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

*Tickets must be reserved in advance and “sell” out quickly.  Reserve your tickets at AirlieGardens.org.

Free admission for New Hanover County residents, NHC employees and NHC students with valid ID.  Regular admission applies to all other guests.  Last admission at 4:30pm and all guests must exit by 5pm.

  • Cities of New Hanover County Include-
    • Wilmington
    • Carolina Beach
    • Wrightsville Beach
    • Kure Beach
    • Castle Hayne
  • Forms of valid ID accepted-
    • License
    • Piece of Mail
    • Deed/Rental agreement
    • Student ID- UNCW, Miller Motte, CFCC
Residents’ Free Day
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New Hanover County residents are admitted free to the Museum the first Sunday of every month.

Sep
5
Mon
County Offices Closed
Sep 5 all-day

All New Hanover County offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Sep
6
Tue
Butterfly Release
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our educators to learn all about the butterfly life cycle and the species you may find in the Butterfly House at Airlie Gardens, then take part in a butterfly release!

  • Cost:  $9/adults (age 13+), $5/NHC residents & military, $3/child (age 4-12) and FREE for Airlie Members
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Click here to register
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm
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