Watermelon Day 2017

Next week is Watermelon Day! Come on by on Monday August 7– it’s a great day to talk with Keepers, learn about enrichment and how we care for the animals during the heat of the summer. Check out the schedule here. Read about previous Museum Watermelon Days here and here.    Read more

QuikPost: Watermelon Day follow-up

It was so busy and exciting on Watermelon Day that we didn’t even have time to take photos! Check out photos by clicking here, or at the following site: http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/goaskmom/image_gallery/14809228/. Thanks for all the donations too- we received 69 watermelons!Read more

Watermelon Day 2015!

It’s Watermelon Day 2015!!   Are you coming to visit today to watch our animals get silly over watermelons?! You should! There will be short programs happening all day long in the Farmyard, Bears, Lemurs, and in Carolina Wildlife. You can even leave a watermelon at the front desk for the critters to eat later in the day! Check out some of our past years below, or do a search in the orange bar below the blog for all ofRead more

Watermelon Day is coming

Join us August 3rd for WATERMELON DAY. This will be our 5th year spreading the watermelon-love to our critters. (Click here to read about our first year). While we won’t be doing watermelon carving, the bears and other animals will be doing watermelon eating. Of the over 1,200 posts we’ve published, some of my favorites have to do with watermelons: Watermelons for our Farmyard Friends Watermelon Storage Watermelons in the bear pool. and of course, Watermelon poop  (take a look, it’sRead more