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Star Families

Explore astronomy themes as a family! The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together.

Please note: Unless part of a chaperoned group, each child must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.


No pre-registration needed!

  • Adults: $9.25 (plus NC state sales tax)
  • Children, students and senior citizens: $8.25 (plus NC state sales tax)
  • Morehead Members: $4.25 (plus NC state sales tax)

Private Shows

Groups of 15 or more people may reserve a private showing of any Star Families program. This private show must occur on a date within one week before or after the date of the scheduled public program. Private show pricing applies. To reserve a private show, call Guest Relations at 919-962-1236 during regular business hours. You must reserve a private show at least two weeks in advance.

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Star Families: The Milky Way

We’ll learn about our home galaxy, the Milky Way, and see what it looks like from Earth. Then we’ll take an imaginary trip through space and discover that we live in a universe of galaxies.

Dec 1 2018 - 3:30pm

Star Families: Moon Stories

Hear Moon stories from around the world, learn some Moon science, and travel in time to experience the January 20/21 total lunar eclipse.

Jan 19 2019 - 3:30pm

Star Families: Winter Skies

Learn to identify the planets, bright stars, and constellations best seen this winter.

Feb 16 2019 - 3:30pm

Star Families: Asian Sky Stories

Become familiar with the current night sky through stories that various cultures throughout Asia have told about the Sun, Moon, and stars.

Mar 23 2019 - 3:30pm

Star Families: Spring Skies

Learn to identify the planets, bright stars, and constellations best seen this spring.

Apr 27 2019 - 3:30pm