The Big Field at Dix Park
Programs + Events

Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Bug Safari

We share our world with all kinds of little creatures. Children will enjoy games, stories, songs and crafts that feature those six-legged creatures we call insects!

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ages 2-6, only. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register the child(ren) only. Adults do not need to register.




Location: The Big Field at Dix Park, 101 Blair Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

From Western Boulevard, turn onto Hunt Drive. Turn right onto Umstead Drive. Turn left onto Blair Drive. Turn left onto Barbour Drive. Follow the field to the SECOND gravel parking lot on your right.


Know Before You Go:

  • Please arrive a few minutes before 11am. We know that sometime late arrivals can't be helped, but arriving late can disrupt the attention of the group.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Walking in grass and up and down hills will be necessary.
  • There are no bathrooms in the park and no drinkable water, so please plan to bring a water bottle and come prepared to only have portajohns available.