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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: Survival Skills Using the Sky

Prepare for summer camping trips by learning how the sky provides you with a compass, clock and calendar.

Jun 2 2018 - 3:30pm

Star Families: Summer Skies

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

Jul 7 2018 - 3:30pm

Star Families: Greek Myths and Legends

Many of the constellations we can see in our night sky appear as characters in Greek myths. You'll hear tales of monsters, animals, gods, heroes and princesses, and you'll learn how to identify the associated constellations.

Aug 4 2018 - 3:30pm