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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.

Fees

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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Schedule

Star Families: Native American Sky Stories

Become familiar with the current night sky through stories that the Cherokee and other Native Americans have told about the Big Dipper, North Star, Pleiades, and Milky Way.

Nov 11 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:15pm

Star Families

Dec 9 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:15pm

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