The Chapel
Programs + Events

Little Explorers: My, How You've Changed!

Preschoolers will have fun learning about animals and nature at the park. Stories, games, songs, and live creatures bring this program to life for little learners!

Event Details

All animals grow and change in their lifetimes; but some animals grow and change in BIG ways. Through games, songs and stories, children will come to understand the amazing process of metamorphosis! We’ll even get to see up close some live animals who go through these big changes. 

This program is for children ages 2-6 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive a few minutes before 11:00 am. We know that sometimes late arrivals can't be helped, but arriving late can disrupt the attention of the group.

This program is free to the public thanks to Raleigh Parks Nature Programs.

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Chapel Event Lawn, 1030 Richardson, Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27603

Registration: While free to attend, space is limited. Registration is required. Please register each child, adults do not need to register.

Registration opens 2 weeks in advance at 12:00 pm. 


Know Before You Go

  • This program takes place outdoors on the grass.

  • Please dress for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.

  • Restrooms and water fountain are available inside the Chapel.

Directions and Parking

  • Via Western Boulevard: Enter at Hunt Drive or S. Boylan Avenue
  • Via Lake Wheeler Road: Enter at Umstead Drive
  • Follow Signs towards The Chapel
  • Parking is located in the lots next to and in front of the Chapel. ADA parking is available.
  • Click on the image below for an enlarged parking map.

The Chapel Parking Map


Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: ADA parking spaces for the Chapel are to the left and out front of the building. ADA parking spaces are available in all lots.

Chapel Entrance: Ramp and ADA push button activated door is located to the left of the front of the building. 

Restrooms: Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the Chapel.

Programs and Events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or


Contact Dix Park Staff at 919-996-3255 or