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handy Raleigh City Museum web site will allow you and your middle school
aged children to enjoy a little of Raleigh's history while spending quality
time together. We have developed a few fun activities which will allow
your children to learn a little about the history of the city. Their
responses? "THANKS, MOM AND DAD!!"
Where is it?
The Museum is located at 220 Fayetteville Street Mall. Fayetteville Street Mall runs between Wilmington Street and Salisbury Street downtown. There are public parking decks on both streets which offer free weekend parking. The Raleigh City Museum is one block north of the Wake County Courthouse and Post Office.The Raleigh City Museum is kid friendly. There is little in the museum that young children can harm. The aisles are wide enough to accommodate strollers and wheelchairs. Please note that the Raleigh City Museum discourages eating while viewing the exhibits.
How Kids Learn
all children learn in different ways. Some children learn through
seeing, others through hearing, touching or doing. At the Raleigh
City Museum, children are offered opportunities to learn in all different
ways. Our suggestions below will allow you to explore several methods
so that your children will gain as much as possible from the experience
of visiting the Museum. For more information on how children learn,
please visit our main site at the Capital City Great Adventure.
What to do?
Click the links below for a few fun ideas! Most of the activities are appropriate for middle school aged children but are easily adapted for children of all ages (including Mom and Dad!)
Photos compliments of Jan Bunting, Brian Davenport and Tara Stanford
Bunting, Jan; Davenport, Brian;
Stanford, Tara, Raleigh City Museum, March 2003, North Carolina
State University Department of Education, ECI 551