Kaleideum Celebrates Space During NC Science Festival
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 20, 2018) —Again this year, Kaleideum is participating in the annual North Carolina Science Festival, a month-long, statewide celebration which takes place each April and features hundreds of events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. An initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impacts of science in the state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, expos, exhibits, and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.
As part of the NC Science Festival, Kaleideum is hosting two signature events this weekend, both focused on space science. On Sat., April 21, Stargazing will take place from 8-10:30 pm in the Kaleideum North parking lot. Museum staff and volunteers from Forsyth Astronomical Society will be on hand with professional telescopes to help participants view a wide range of celestial objects, including the moon, constellations, nebulae, planets, and, hopefully, a meteor or two from the Lyrid Meteor shower. The event is free and open to the public.
On Sun., April 22, Kaleideum’s annual blockbuster event, Sci-Fi Sunday, will take place from 1-4 pm at Kaleideum North. Visitors can celebrate space exploration, learn about recent NASA expeditions, enjoy space-themed crafts and demonstrations, and encounter a variety of out-of-this-world characters, including Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion! All activities are included with museum admission and free for Kaleideum members. Costumes are encouraged.
Kaleideum North is located at 400 West Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem. For more information about these and other events, visit www.kaleideum.org.