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Star Party

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Members, join us among the stars this Lunar New Year’s Eve!

January 25th is the eve of the Lunar (or Chinese) New Year, traditionally regarded as a time to appreciate family and hope for good luck in the year ahead. It’s also one of the best nights of the year for stargazing!

This year, we’re celebrating the Lunar New Year under the stars at Discovery Place Nature. Join us a fun-filled evening of stargazing and hands-on astronomy. Our collection of traditional and electronic telescopes will reveal rare “double stars” and the Orion Nebula. We’ll learn how to spot the big dipper and the International Space Station, learn our Chinese Zodiac signs, and stay warm with hot chocolate, coffee, and a firepit!

Activities will take place throughout the museum, in the planetarium, at Fort Wild, and on the Freedom Park bridge. Take advantage of the low humidity and clear night skies with a trip to the stars!


This event is FREE but capacity is limited and advance registration is required.


This Member-only event is free for Discovery Place Nature Members.
In the case of rain, the event will be held on January 31.