​For a printout of Crowder District Park's upcoming programs and events, please refer to our quarterly program bulletins below.
The following programs are offered at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex. To register, complete and sign the registration form and return it with payment (made out to Wake County Parks) by mail or bring by the park office.
Payment and registration form must be received to confirm your spot in the programs. Please note that all payments must be made using cash, check or money order – park staff do not have the ability to take credit cards.
For more information about the following programs, contact the park at 919-662-2850 or email crowderdistrictpark@wakegov.com.

Family Features

For all ages; fee: $5/family. Preregistration is required.
To Weather a Storm
Sunday, September 27, 2–3 p.m.
Become a junior meteorologist! Through science experiments and real weather monitoring, learn the when, where and why of rain, tornadoes and hurricanes. For all ages; fee: FREE (as part of Take a Child Outside week). Preregistration is required.

Crowder by Night

For all ages; fee: $5/family or $3/person. Preregistration is required.  

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Friday, August 28, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Spend one of the last evenings of the summer by creating memories while enjoying America's favorite summertime treat: S'mores! We'll share campfire stories as we eat the perfect combination of pure milk chocolate, crisp graham crackers and gooey marshmallow goodness. For all ages; fee: $5/family or $3/person. Preregistration is required.
Twilight Critters
Friday, September 25, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
The sun is close to setting, and new critters can be seen scurrying about! Learn about crepuscular wildlife through games, crafts and hands-on discovery, and how and why these animals love  this unique time between day and night. For all ages; fee: $5/family or $3/person. Preregistration is required.

Nature Families

A weekday program that is fun for the whole family! For all ages; fee: $5/family. Preregistration required.
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Tuesday, September 15, 11 a.m.–noon
Did you know some snails can live to be up to 15 years old? Come explore these slow-moving creatures and more! Learn about slugs, snails and all slimy bugs through hands-on science experiments. Go on a habitat hike to search for these animals in action, and make a fun craft to take home. For all ages; fee: $5/family. Preregistration is required. 

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A half-hour weekday program for children ages 18 months to 3 years old, with an accompanying adult; fee: $2/child or 3 Tiny Tots programs for $5. Preregistration is required. 
ABC’s in Nature
Monday, September 14, 10:30–11 a.m.
Practice your ABCs and develop your fine motor skills through games and hands-on activities. Play a letter game and go on a scavenger hunt! For ages 18 months–3 years (with an accompanying adult); fee: $2/child or 3 TT programs for $5. Preregistration is required. 

Nature Watchers

Preschool children with accompanying adult(s) discover the natural world through stories, hands-on nature activities, games, crafts and guided outdoor exploration. Meet at the Park Pavilion. For ages 3–5 with an accompanying adult. Fee: $4 for each program or 3 Nature Watcher programs for $10. Preregistration is required.
Snail’s Spell
Wednesday, September 16, 1–2 p.m.
Snails leave a slimy, sticky trail wherever they go. Read "A Snail's Spell" by Joanne Ryder and search for snail hiding places. Observe these slow-moving critters up close and their squishy, slimy bodies. Then have a tasty snack! For ages 3–5; fee: $4/child or $10 for 3 Nature Watchers programs. Preregistration is required.

In these programs, kids will discover the natural world through hikes, hands-on nature activities, outdoor exploration, games and crafts. Meet at the Park Pavilion. For ages 6–9. Fee: $4 for each program or 3 NatSlug2.jpgure Friends programs for $10. Preregistration is required.
Snails, Slugs and Slimy Things
Wednesday, September 16, 11 a.m.–noon
Slide on down to the park to learn about one of our slimiest friends in nature. Explore how our sticky friends move, search for their hiding spots and observe our garden friends in action. Then our slimy friends will help us out in a fun craft! For ages 6–9; fee: $4/child or $10 for 3 Nature Friends programs. Preregistration is required.