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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: $7.68 (plus NC state sales tax)
  • Children, students and senior citizens: $6.51 (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: Winter Skies

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

Jan 20 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:15pm

Star Families: African Sky Stories

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

Feb 24 2018 - 3:30pm