Planetarium Adventures

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Enjoy an exciting full-dome film in Cape Fear Museum’s portable, digital planetarium. These family-friendly programs are fun and appropriate for all ages and adult participation is required. Space is limited and availability is first come, first serve. Planetarium shows are best viewed while sitting on the floor inside the dome. It is ADA accessible and chairs may be brought in to accommodate visitors as necessary.

Free for members or included with general admission

Saturday, October 26 at 2 PM: Explore (27 min)
Our future on Mars depends on discoveries from the past.

Saturday, November 9 at 2 PM: We Choose Space (24 min)
Astronauts Scott Parazinsky, Tom Jones, Gene Cernan, and veteran space reporter Walter Cronkite are your tour guides on this adventure to the International Space Station and to the past and future moon. Includes fulldome imagery using OUR fisheye lens on the ISS! From Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Saturday, November 23 at 2 PM: Earthquake-Evidence of a Restless Planet (23 min)
Prepare to be moved! Take a breathtaking tour of our ever-active planet. Fly to sites of historic earthquakes and envision a future made safer from seismic events. Narrated by Benjamin Bratt.

Saturday, December 14 at 2 PM: Seasonal Stargazing – Winter (30 min)
Experience the Museum’s digital planetarium with a guided tour of tonight’s sky. Discover new and familiar constellations, explore Greek myths, and learn about the Winter Solstice.

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