Be a crime scene investigator! Level up your engineering skills! Let your imagination run wild! Visit our Summer Camps page to learn more about science-themed camps for ages 5-6 and 7-12!
Museum Birthday Parties are available for kids of all ages. Entertaining and engaging party themes include the following:
Museum Birthday Parties are scheduled by reservation only. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call (252) 972-1266 for information including program fees, or to make a reservation.
Prepare to take flight, expand your mind, and rock out under the planetarium dome. Regularly-scheduled public planetarium shows are included with your museum admission. Learn more.
Free solar telescope viewing events provide residents and visitors with the unique opportunity to participate in daytime astronomy. Weather permitting, safely-filtered views of the Sun are provided by trained observers from the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences. Take an up close and personal look at sunspots, prominences and solar flares through both visible light and Hydrogen-Alpha filtered telescopes. Solar viewing takes place once a month during September, October and November.
Free public stargazing events, held at locations around Rocky Mount, introduce residents and visitors to the wonders of the night sky. Weather permitting, each month’s viewing session features different observing targets including: double stars, bright planets, nebulae, and distant galaxies. Dress appropriately for changing seasonal temperatures and bring along a flashlight, binoculars, or a telescope if you have one. Guided constellation tours and beginner sky charts are provided. Otherwise, plenty of telescopes and assistance are available from your hosts, the staff of the Cummins Planetarium and members of the Tar River Astronomy Club.