Featured Events

Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

Join us at our Contentnea Creek location to view the total lunar eclipse. Get an up-close look at the Moon through the observatory and learn about how and why it happens in the planetarium.

Starry Night

Explore deep space and see the wonders of the night sky like you never have before during Starry Night at NCMNS Contentnea Creek. One Friday each month we open our observatory and planetarium for all to enjoy.

Greenville Events

HabiTOT Tuesday

HabiTOT Tuesday is a FREE program for Pre-School kids in our Discovery Forest. Every Tuesday at 10am there will be a new story read and a science activity. 

Get In Gear with STEM

Get In Gear with STEM is a FREE program for K-5 students. Each month Pitt Pirate Robotics and PiRates will lead a veriety hands on STEM activites.


LAB R.A.T.S. (Research & Advancements in Technology & Science) an after school program for middle school students featuring guest speakers and the latest in science research.

Contentnea Creek Events

Weekend Adventures In Nature

Visit Contentnea Creek on Saturdays from March – June 2022 for free outdoor adventures in nature. Learn to kayak, hike the trials, and play in nature.

Each Saturday anyone can come out for free kayak lessons, guided trails hikes, and planetarium shows. Each month from March through June we will offer a new hands-on experience giving you the chance to explore and have fun getting your hands dirty.

Weekend Adventures is brought to you by a grant from the Vidant Health Foundation to foster a healthy and active community.

Weekend Adventures in Nature

Visit NCMNS Contentnea Creek on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm for free outdoor adventures in nature.

Saturday Planetarium Shows

On the second Saturday of each month the planetarium features short film documentaries that explore topics across space and science.

Starry Night

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

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