The Big Field at Dix Park
Programs + Events

Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Metamorphosis Madness!

Little ones will discover the wonders of metamorphosis. Live tadpoles and insects will help young scientists understand the big changes many creatures experience as they grow.

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.

You MUST pre-register for this program.



Location: 101 Blair Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Know Before You Go:

Parking: Turn onto Hunt Drive. Turn right onto Umstead Drive. Turn left onto Blair Drive. Turn left onto Barbour Drive. Follow the Big field to the SECOND gravel parking lot on your right.

Arrival: Please arrive a few minutes before 11. We know that sometime late arrivals can't be helped, but arriving late can  disrupt the attention of the group.

Attire: Please wear closed-toe shoes; walking in grass and up and down hills will be necessary.

Food and Restrooms: 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 port-a-johns available.