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International Observe the Moon Night at Cape Fear Museum

Posted September 28, 2022 at 9:24 am     Category: NewsMuseum

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Join Cape Fear Museum of History and Science for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event will happen rain or shine! International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration that occurs in early fall when the Moon is around first quarter.

The Museum will host hands-on activities, exhibit explorations, Moon observation, themed story time and more! At this FREE EVENT, participants can:

  • View the Moon and other celestial objects from the museum park with telescopes and expertise provided by Cape Fear Astronomical Society (activity may be modified due to weather).
  • Enjoy interactive stories in Stellar Story Corner, featuring NHC Librarian Ms. Jamie.
  • Take inspiration from the first words of humans stepping onto the Moon and write the first words for a futuristic Mars landing.
  • Explore the Moon indoors, with binoculars and a sky-watching guide.
  • Learn about NASA’s Artemis missions, then get creative and build a Lego lunar base camp.
  • Read cultural Moon stories from around the world and then create a personal moon story.
  • Create phases of the Moon with Oreo cookies and eat the creation.
  • Color a space helmet and pose for pictures as an astronaut on the Moon.
  • Play a sorting game to discover differences and similarities between Earth and its moon.
  • Check out Space Place, an interactive exhibit inspired by and modeled after the International Space Station.

“We are excited to host this FREE in-person event at the Museum,” stated museum educator Jameson McDermott. “It’s an evening to welcome the community to the Museum and come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts to learn about lunar science, exploration and discovery.”

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is located at 814 Market Street and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 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. Cape Fear Museum is also a proud partner of Museums for All and offers free admission to SNAP benefit recipients when they present an EBT card. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.

News Release Contact: Barbi Baker, bbaker@nhcgov.com, 910-798-4367

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382
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