Colonial Christmas and Holiday Skies

Saturday, December 9th, 2 – 6 PM                                                                                                            

Two great experiences in one afternoon! First, celebrate Christmas on the Carolina frontier. Join in the “Procession of the Yule Log”, singing traditional carols, and English country dancing. At dusk, pause and reflect during the Scripture & Candlelight Service. While you are here, enjoy special live programs in the Planetarium that explore our current night sky and discuss possibly sources for the Star of Bethlehem. 

There will be special Christmas/Winter Sky live programs in the planetarium at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and lastly at 6pm.

$5 plus Museum Admission includes both Colonial Christmas and a planetarium show

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Schiele After Hours:  Meteor Shower Social

Thursday, December 14th , 6 – 9 PM

View the Geminids Meteor Shower through a telescope and have fun with “Science Names” trivia.  Also, explore our exhibits kid-free, test your mind with trivia, enjoy refreshments, a beer, and experience a show in the James H. Lynn Science Theater!

$5 members and teachers / $7 nonmembers   

Call 704.854.6676 for advanced tickets

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Join us in celebrating the harvest season at the 18th-century Backcountry Farm! Watch cooks
and bakers at work as they prepare a traditional holiday feast in a spirit of thanksgiving for the season’s
harvest. Visit with craftspeople and farm folk as they demonstrate early American skills & crafts of
the Carolina backcountry.
Museum Members: $3
Non Members: $3 + Museum Admission