Young architects can enjoy more than 1,000 building blocks and connectors (in all sorts of shapes and sizes) designed to inspire creativity! This hands-on STEAM exhibit encourages children to bring their imaginations to life through block play. Supported by a grant from the PNC Foundation, Block Party provides children with a fun and exciting environment to play while encouraging creativity, problem solving, and movement via hands-on learning through block play!
Block Party Exhibit Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 4 PM
Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies, and alien invaders!
Discover the truth behind these mythologies as you follow the expedition of our hero through undersea perils, mysterious jungles, forbidding swamps, and an abandoned mine. What lurks in these environments is stranger than fiction – it’s Creepy Nature! Creepy Nature features comic art by illustrator James Lyle from Waynesville, NC.
Sponsored by PNC Bank, the exhibition is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. “PNC has worked with The Schiele Museum over the past six years on numerous exhibits, but this one is particularly exciting as makes it fun for children and the community to interact with the science of the exhibit,” said John Forgan, Senior Vice President, Corporate & Institutional Banking. “Helping children get a great start in life and learning about our world is critical to their development."
Journey through time to the Mesozoic Era - the Age of Dinosaurs - as you walk among these full-bodied models and experience what life might have been like for these incredible creatures. Marvel at the sheer size of these prehistoric beasts and face off against a charging Triceratops or watch as the Deinonychus stalks its prey. Throughout the Dino Safari exhibit, you'll see some of your favorite dinosaurs and learn about a few more of these spectacular beasts. You'll also get to see actual dinosaur fossil specimens and casts from the Schiele Museum's collection that help demonstrate how the science of paleontology provides clues about extinct ecosystems.
The Wildlife Art of Guy Coheleach
Wildlife fans, artists, environmentalists and children will all be awed by the big cats, elephants, wolves and other animals in the paintings of Guy Coheleach. Recognized as one of the best wild animal painters in the world, Coheleach’s work has toured to nearly two dozen major museums in cities from New York to Los Angeles. He has won the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence an unprecedented eight times.