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July 26, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, July 26 for a wet and wild time during the "Living on the Water" exhibit opening celebration and festival! With sandcastle building contests, water relay races, a dunking booth, and a plethora of games and crafts, the museum is the place to be the last Saturday in July!

Games and Activities

  • Watch sandscraping expert, Alan Matsumoto, as he sculpts a large-scale marine sculpture to be displayed at the museum!
  • Compete in sandcastle building contests and water relay races!
  • Play water-themed games and create aqua-crafts to take home!
  • Test your throwing accuracy at the dunking booth!
  • Explore a variety of boats provided by Angler’s Choice!
  • Learn how the recent coal ash spill has affected you from environmental expert, Brian Williams of the Dan River Basin Association.
  • Tour all of the museum's exhibit galleries, including the freshly-unveiled "Living on the Water" exhibit!
  • Enjoy special offerings from the Museum Store and PALEO Café!


  • $5/adults
  • $4/seniors and college students
  • $3/children and youth 3-18
  • FREE for museum members and children under 3