NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Join Cape Fear Museum, Carolina Beach State Park, Cape Fear Astronomical Society and many other community partners for a fun-filled evening of stargazing and astronomy-themed activities on Friday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Road.
This year’s theme, The Moon and Beyond, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Be part of an event that is happening statewide! And, bring a flashlight.
At this FREE event, participants can:
Star Party community partners include:
NC Science Festival’s seventh annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the support of NC Space Grant. Participating organizations and institutions across the state will be hosting sky-watching parties to help people discover the wonders of their night skies.
Star Party will happen rain or shine. However, some activities are weather dependent. In the event of cloudy/overcast skies, telescope viewings and laser-guided constellation tours will be cancelled. In the event of rain, outdoor activity stations will be canceled and only those inside the park’s visitor center will remain, however, space and parking will be limited. Check for weather and event updates right up until the event begins at www.capefearmuseum.com/programs/starparty/.
Event parking is at the marina, located at the back of the park. Complimentary shuttle service is generously provided by the Wilmington Trolley Company. Handicap transportation via golf cart is available upon request.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market Street, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission will be FREE until further notice. Standard admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.
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