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‘Family Night at the Museum’ Brings After-Hours Fun to NC History Center

Family Night at the Museum

Tryon Palace to Host First-Time Event at the North Carolina History Center on Jan. 8

Family Night at the Museum will offer a unique, after-hours experience at the North Carolina History Center on Thursday, Jan. 8. Held from 5-8 p.m., this first-time family event includes hands-on crafts and access to both permanent exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center.

Family Night at the Museum invites visitors of all ages to see rare artifacts in the Regional History Museum and experience interactive exhibits inside the Pepsi Family Center, which includes opportunities to sail a ship, cook historic recipes, and more. Family night also includes hands-on crafts and a chance to make a family crest that visitors can take home.

“This is an opportunity for families to get out of the cold and have quality time together that’s fun and educational,” said Megan Griffin, Tryon Palace’s director of education.

Admission to Family Night at the Museum is $12 for adults and $6 for youth. Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. and may only be purchased at the North Carolina History Center ticket desk, located at 529 South Front St., New Bern.

Visitors will also have access to shopping in the Tryon Palace Museum Store and dining on the waterfront at Aperitivo at Lawson’s Landing Café.

Family Night at the Museum is held on the second Thursday of each month as follows: Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 12.

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit

Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

Jan. 10: Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Perspective

Jan. 10: Bear Country: Back 2 the Big Game

Jan. 11: President Lincoln and His Cabinet

Jan. 15: An Overview of the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina, 1866-1942

Jan. 23: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker: Let Freedom Ring

Jan. 24: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker: Heroes and Hard Times

Jan. 25: George Street Project

Jan. 30: WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews and Comfort Foods

Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Marketing and Communications, Manager, Tryon Palace