What's Happening at NCMNS Greenville & Contentnea Creek

All in-person programs will follow current state and federal health guidelines and apply a range of safety measures to mitigate health risks, including smaller class sizes, moving into larger rooms (if indoors), keeping participants a safe distance from each other and increasing sanitation efforts.

Please note that in-person programs are subject to change or cancellation depending on COVID-19 restrictions. A full refund would be provided in event of a cancellation.

Nature Saturdays

The trails and the nature playscape at NCMNS Contentnea Creek  are open to the public from 10am through 2pm on Saturdays.

Each Saturday we offer special programs to help you explore, learn, and enjoy the nature found at NCMNS Contentnea Creek.


Saturday Planetarium Shows

The Chia-yu Li Planetarium is open to the public on the second Saturday of each month. 

Show times are at 11am,12pm, and 1pm. The planetarium features short film documentaries that explore topics across space and science in visually stunning ways.

Starry Night

Once a month during Starry Night we open the The Kitty and Max Joyner Observatory to the public. 

Each Starry Night starts off with a tour of the night sky in the planetarium to find the prominent planets, constellations, and deep space objects available that evening. Then, we head to the observatory so you can see the wonders of the night sky with our own eyes. 

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The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources