All county-sponsored group activities and events at Cape Fear Museum, our Public Libraries, Arboretum, Airlie Gardens and Parks and Gardens will be suspended through April. All facilities are still open to visitors, but no county-initiated group activities will take place at these attractions.
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Museum Closed
Apr 6 all-day

Cape Fear Museum is closed on Mondays and most major holidays.

Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Fly over to Airlie Gardens to participate in our monthly Bird Hikes, co-hosted with our partner, Wild Bird & Garden!   Birders of all levels are encouraged to join us from 8am to 9:30am on the second Wednesday of each month.  Airlie is proud to be listed as a Coastal Plain site on the North Carolina Birding Trail.

Our diverse habitat types and plentiful natural areas mean Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County, with nearly 200 species of birds recorded.

CANCELED: C-RAC Programming Subcommittee Meeting
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm

The June 12 meeting has been canceled.

The Community Relations Advisory Committee (C-RAC) Programming Subcommittee will hold meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and will be held in Conference Room 646 at the NHC Government Center, located at 230 Government Center Dr. in Wilmington. Learn more on the C-RAC website.

County Offices Closed
Apr 10 all-day

All New Hanover County offices are closed in observance of Good Friday.

Project Learning Tree Workshop for K-8 Educators
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Project Learning Tree Workshop for K-8 Educators
9 AM – 3:00 PM
Carolina Beach State Park
Carolina Beach, NC

To Register: Stephanie Covell or 910-458-8206
Workshop Fee: $10
Registration Deadline: April 6, 2020
Questions? Stephanie Covell or 910-458-8206  

**This workshop is one of many being held during EE Week at Carolina Beach State Park! Contact the park for their other offerings!

Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide which includes 96 activities correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards. The PLT activity guides are provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program (K-8). 

STEM Connections? Differentiated instruction? Literature links? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. More details will be sent prior to the workshop. Please bring a lunch and prepare to be outside.

Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. More detailed information will be sent prior to the workshop. Cancellations made by the registration deadline will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.

NHC Residents FREE Day- Airlie Gardens
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

April 2020 NHC Residents FREE Day has been moved to April 12.  

Free admission for New Hanover County residents, NHC employees, NHC teachers & students with valid ID.  Regular admission applies to all other guests.  Last admission at 4:30pm, we ask all guests 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
To The Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA Exhibit Closes
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm

Last chance to see our temporary exhibit, To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA.

Museum Closed
Apr 13 all-day

Cape Fear Museum is closed on Mondays and most major holidays.