august, 2018

12aug(aug 12)3:00 pm13(aug 13)10:00 amEvent OverEvent CancelledStarry Night Campout3:00 pm - 10:00 am (13)


Event Details

Join A Time For Science for a special celestial event to view the Perseid meteor shower and celebrate the starry night sky. Evening and Camping passes available.

Evening Pass: $5 per person

Can’t commit to camping out for the whole night? With the Evening Pass you can enjoy all the festivities of the night at the same great Starry Night price!

Time and Date: August 12 (Sunday) 6:00 pm

6:00 pm Kayaking, games, activities

7:00 pm Planetarium show

8:30 pm Stargazing begins

Camping Pass: $10 per person

Don’t miss one single meteor! Get your Camping Pass to campout at A Time for Science in Grifton for the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Enjoy the trails, fishing, kayaking, games, planetarium shows, and of course stargazing!

Time and Date: August 12 (Sunday) 3:00 pm – August 13 (Monday) 10:00 am.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Start of set up (Camping Pass Only)

5:00 pm Kayaking opens (Camping Pass Only)

6:00 pm Games and activities open

7:00 pm Planetarium show

8:30 pm Stargazing begins

Campout Details


949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, NC 28530

Check in and Check out

  • Check in at the Green Center.
  • Set up your camp site from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, you are welcome to unpack your vehicle on site during this time.
    • No vehicles on camp grounds after 5:00 PM
  • Check out time is at 10:00 AM August 13th


  • Kayaking 5:00 PM
  • Games and activities start at 6:00 PM
  • Planetarium Show at 7:00 PM
  • Telescope viewing at 8:30 PM
  • Finishing at your leisure
    • Catch and release
  • Walk the trails at your leisure

What we will provide

  • 3 communal fire pits and fire wood
    • Fires are only permitted in the designated areas.
  • Marshmallows for roasting
  • Telescopes & binoculars
  • Wonder and fun!

What we will not provide

  • Meals
  • Tents and camping gear
  • Fishing gear

Important notes

  • Observing Suggestions: closed toe shoes, long shelved shirt, pants, bug spray and a fold up chair.
  • Don’t forget to bring some water!
  • Don’t forget your sun screen and bug spray!
  • Campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


12 (Sunday) 3:00 pm - 13 (Monday) 10:00 am


ATFS Grifton Nature and Science Center

949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, NC 28530

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