Graham Lawn
Programs + Events

Little Explorers: Snouts & Sniffers

Young nature lovers will have great fun sharing in this program all about animal noses! We will enjoy lots of activities, sing songs and see live animals and their snouts and sniffers up close.

This program is for children ages 2-6 only. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Graham Lawn at Dix Park, 691 Palmer Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27603

Registration: You MUST pre-register for this program. Please register each child, adults do not need to register. This event is free to the public thanks to Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy donors. Registration opens one week in advance on August 17 at 12:00 pm. 


COVID-19 Safety Reminders
Please stay home if you are sick! A 6-foot distance should be maintained between yourself and other participants in the program. Visit Raleigh Parks COVID-19 page for the latest information and guidance.

Know Before You Go

  • There are port-a-johns and water fountain available.
  • The program takes place outside, please dress for the weather.


Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea 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: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated 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