Kaleideum to Host Mars Rocks! Party Sat., July 21
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 12, 2018) —This month, Mars is making its second-closest pass by Earth in 16,000 years. To celebrate this special occasion, Kaleideum will host a Mars Rocks! Party on Saturday, July 21st, from 7-10 pm at Kaleideum North. The event will include educational programs about Mars (as well as musical laser shows) in the Planetarium, demonstrations about space, make-and-take crafts, and, after sunset, the opportunity to view Mars – and other planets and stars – through professional telescopes in the museum parking lot (weather permitting). NASA Solar System Ambassador Art Riddle will be on hand to discuss the exploration of the Red Planet and to share several Mars Rover models. To add to the party atmosphere, there will also be door prizes (including a “Weekend Pass for Two” to Winston-Salem’s Wizard World Comic Con, a “galactic goody bag” from the museum’s SciShop, and other prizes), dance tunes spun by local favorite DJ Hek Yeh, a roving balloon artist, and a photobooth with space backdrops and props.
Event Will Include Many Fun, Educational Activities and the Opportunity to View Mars at the Kaleideum
All activities, programs, and crafts are included in regular museum admission and free for Kaleideum members. Taqueria Luciano’s food truck will be available for dinner purchases, and River Birch Lodge will provide a cash bar offering, among other things, a “Red MARS-garita,” including a non-alcoholic version especially for kids. Kaleideum North is located at 400 W Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem.
Kaleideum was formed by the merger of The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks in July 2016. Kaleideum Downtown (formerly The Children’s Museum) was founded by the Junior League of Winston-Salem and opened its doors in 2004. Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks), also founded by the Junior League of Winston-Salem, opened its doors as the Nature Science Center in 1964. The two museums merged into a single organization with a new mission – “Inspiring wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery” – and the goal of eventually opening a new building in downtown Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.kaleideum.org.