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Moonlight Madness: A family Halloween event

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October 3, 2018

CHAPEL HILL – Partnering with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting Moonlight Madness, an evening of Halloween activities for kids of all ages on Saturday, October 27 from 4-8 p.m. There will be games, shows in the GSK Fulldome Theater, Science LIVE! performances, a costume fashion show, haunted house, candy, food trucks, and photo booth fun. Tickets are on sale for our individual shows, there are 6 shows during the day, each show will be 20 minutes and a condensed version of our Scare-olina Skies but all other activities are free and open to the public! Feel free to stop by for the games, Science LIVE! performances, photo booth, a costume fashion show, haunted house, candy, and food trucks!

Moonlight Madness


4:00 p.m. – Buy Tickets
4:40 p.m. – Buy Tickets
5:20 p.m. – Buy Tickets
6:10 p.m. – Buy Tickets
6:50 p.m. – Buy Tickets
7:30 p.m. – Buy Tickets

The popular food trucks Hickory Tree Turkey BBQ and Dusty Donuts will be on site for snacking, or visitors can enjoy one of many nearby downtown restaurants for dinner;

Stop by for a Halloween event of family fun, rain or shine. Tickets for the star show are $5 and are only available online on Thursday, October 5. Space is limited, so registration for the star show is required. All other activities and games are free and open to the public.

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