Brain Awareness Day

Learn about neurons, anatomy, memory and more as you visit stations hosted by WFU’s Brain Council. Co-sponsored by the Western NC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and supported by Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative.

Homeschool/Small Group Day

Once a month during the school year, SciWorks offers programs specifically for home-educated children and other groups too small to register for our regular classroom and auditorium programs. Group admission rates apply for each person. To pre-register for Small Group/Home School programs, please contact Christy Ferguson via email or phone at (336) 714-7105. Earth, Moon and Stars (Grades K-4) - 10 am Space Quest (Grades 5-9) - 11 am

Brownie/Junior Girl Scout Camp-in

Junior Girl Scouts will "Get Moving" during some exciting workshops, and Brownies will get to know their inner scientists with wild and wacky classroom labs. Visit for more information.

NC Science Festival: ‘Science of Sound’ Day

Join musicians from the Winston-Salem Symphony, and educators from SciWorks and the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem for an exploration of sound and music! Enjoy the “Strike, Shake and Scrape: Science of Percussion Instruments” presentation, make an instrument to take home, and test your musical skills in the Instrument Petting Zoo. Free for SciWorks Members, CMWS Members and Symphony Subscribers. This event takes place at SciWorks.

Rock Laser Shows in the Planetarium

Shows are $6/person each or see both shows for $10/person. Doors open at 6 pm, and seating is first come, first served. (Exhibit galleries and outdoor parks will be closed.) The Beatles - 6:30 pm Led Zeppelin - 8 pm

PIPP Squeaks

You and your preschooler will investigate, explore and learn a lot in these preschool science classes. PIPP Squeaks, an educator-led “Parent-Involved Preschool Program,” is for children ages 3 to 5 and an accompanying parent or adult caregiver. Each month features a different theme. This month is “Caring for the Earth, Our Home.”

NC Science Festival: Statewide Star Party

Learn about the New Horizons spacecraft, Pluto and other Dwarf Planets in a free Planetarium program at 7 pm. Then join the Forsyth Astronomical Society for star-gazing in our parking lot. If there is inclement weather, call (336) 767-6730 after 5:30 pm for an update.

UNC-TV Kids Club Day

Stop by the UNC-TV Kids Club table for PBS Kids-themed goodies and a hug from Read-a-roo! Free for Kids Club Members. For more info about Kids Club, visit


A special event to educate the community and provide resources for persons with physical and developmental disabilities. Learn about assistive technologies, meet therapy animals (including miniature horses from Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center), visit with cyclists from the Carolina Flyers and much more.

Homeschool/Small Group Day

Programs for home-educated children and other small groups in grades K-9. Group admission rates apply, and pre-registration is required. Call (336) 714-7105. Down to Earth (Grades K-4) - 10 am Geology at Work (Grades 5-9) - 11 am