What's inside this box? Open it

Published Sun, Mar 25, 2012 12:21 PM
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Boxes like this from the Museum of Natural Sciences will start popping up. Karen Swain, NCMNS

Triangle residents may start seeing mystery boxes that look like the one above. What's in it? That's the mystery.

The boxes are from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and are intended to help build excitement for the new wing of the museum, the Nature Research Center, scheduled for a grand opening on April 20. The boxes, roughly 500 of them throughout the area, also contain prizes and will promote the Nature Research Center Gala & After Party on April 13.

Inside each box is a QR code that will take the user to a landing page showing what additional prize has been won. And, according to a press release by the museum, prizes could include discounts to the museum store, discounts at area restaurants or a pair of tickets to the gala after party.

The boxes will be popping up until March 30 on streets, parks and buses, among other places. When you see one, make sure you pick it up and find out what's inside.

A cool feature about the box is that the band around it is made out of seed paper, which can be planted to grow wildflowers.

Learn more about the museum and the expansion on their website. You can follow where new boxes are being placed on the Twitter account for the grand opening at @NRCGrandOpening. If you find one, tweet using the hashtag #afterpartybox.

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