Programs & Events

Registration Guidelines

Registration is required for all fee based classes, unless otherwise noted. Payment is required at time of registration. Students are not considered enrolled in a class until payment has been made.

  • Parks & Recreation Refund Policy

    Participants receive an 85% refund when they cancel a class that has not yet begun; a refund of 50% is made when a participant cancels within the first week of class; no refund is available when participant cancels after two class meetings.

  • Enroll by calling 252-972-1266 or visiting the Imperial Centre at 270 Gay Street

    For more information, email us.

Hands on Programs


Preschool-age students (ages 3-5) will explore a different topic each session through hands on activities, crafts and experiments. Classes meet every Thursday morning 10:30-11:15am. This is a parent/child program, no pre-registration is required, however seating is limited. FREE with Museum admission.

LEGO Pre-Engineering

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.
Ages: 5-6
Date and Time: Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 9:00am-12:00pm
Fee: $115.00 per child
Registration: Registration and payment must be made by 12:00pm July 10.

LEGO Engineering FUNdamentals

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
Ages: 7-10
Date and Time: Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Fee: $115.00 per child
Registration: Registration and payment must be made by 12:00pm July 10.

CSI: Museum

Be a crime scene investigator and help us solve a mystery! We’ll analyze evidence, such as footprints, fingerprints, and ink stains, to solve a crime.

Ages: 7-12

Date and Time: Monday-Friday, July 31- August 4, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Fee:  $70.00 City Residents ($105.00 Non-Residents)

Registration:  Registration and payment must be made by 12:00 pm June 24.

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