We offer a variety of public educational programs for all ages – register for one today! Visit our calendar of events, view our program e-newsletter or sign up to receive our
 e-newsletters to keep up with what is happening in the parks.

Upcoming Programs

Sensory Hike on the American Tobacco Trail
Sunday, March 31   * Full – please join the waiting list.
2–3 p.m.
For all ages
Use your senses to discover more about nature on an interactive hike along the Trail. Join us to see, touch, smell, hear and even taste the outdoors!
Meet at the New Hill parking area near the restrooms (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex). This is a family program – all family members attending must be registered in advance.
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Friday, April 12
6:30–10:30 p.m.
For all ages
No registration required!
Join us for the NC Science Festival's Statewide Star Party themed "The Moon and Beyond." There will be fun, hands-on activities, storytime and a Solar System walk early in the evening. As the sun goes down, enjoy constellation storytelling and observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars.
This FREE Star Party is hosted by Wake County's American Tobacco Trail park staff and partnering with North Carolina State University's Parks, Recreation and Tourism students, Agape Center for Environmental Education, Wake County Libraries, the Carolina Children's Museum and Girl Scout Troop 7000. This event will take place on the back field of the White Oak parking area under the stars. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your curiosity, water bottle, chair and/or blanket, your own viewing instrument, if you have one, and dress for the weather! There is no rain/cloud date – call the park for weather updates (919-387-2117). If it is not raining but cloudy, all the fun activities before dark will still go as planned.
Meet at the White Oak parking area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex, 27523).
The NC Science Festival's annual Statewide Star Party is made possible by the generous support of the NC Space Grant.

Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park.
Check out the Harris Lake programs page for details.
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How to Register for Public Programs

You can register for public programs online at your convenience
and pay for them with a credit/debit card.
Register for any of our programs by using the American Tobacco Trail button next to the program to be taken to the registration page on our online registration website, or use the button below to search for programs by location, age, date and more!
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The most common registration questions are answered on our FAQ page.
If you still need further assistance after visiting that page or if you have a question about a program, please call the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342.
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Are you unable to register online with a credit/debit card? Contact the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342 or email us at harris.lake@wakegov.com for assistance.