What we like: We love that The Scrap Exchange is a place where kids and adults can inexpensively express their creativity. We found a random purple tube for a quarter there that my son hasn't been able to put down since. In addition, there is a room in the back where kids can "make and take" crafts, and I know groups can schedule times meet there to do projects. Another nice thing about The Scrap Exchange is the location. While I don't think I could get over there during the week, it's right across the street from the Durham Farmers Market so it's a quick stop after we visit the market.
(Wow, I also just read on their website that they have an in-house art gallery and during gallery openings on the third Friday of the month from 6-9pm they have complimentary snacks and free arts and craft activities. I would love to know more about this if anyone has checked this out!)
What we would change: Since it is not specifically geared toward kids, parents do have to keep their eyes on their toddlers to make sure that they don't get ahold of a small object and swallow it or a sharp object, etc. But with parent supervision, this is a fun place to explore.
Website and other important information: The Scrap Exchange is located off Foster St. in downtown Durham across the street from the Durham Farmer's Market.
Address: 528 Foster St., Durham, NC, 27701
Mon., 11 – 5
Tue., 11 – 5
Wed., 11 – 7 New! Summer Hours
Thu., 11 – 6
Fri., 11 – 5
Sat., 10 – 5
Sun., 12 – 5
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