It’s time to plan for a NIGHT VISIT at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, with NORTHERN STARS PLANETARIUM from 6:30-9:00PM on Saturday July 8th!
The universe is traveling to the wildlife park! An inflatable star theater will be set up where a star projector, slides, video & special effects will introduce kids to astronomy & space science. This event is on Saturday, July 8th from 6:30-9:00PM at the Maine Wildlife Park off Route 26 in Gray.
Join John Meader, the planetarium educator at Northern Stars Planetarium, for a fun and educational exploration of the night sky. The presentation is called "The Wonderful Sky" and will explore constellations, visible planets, meteors, the Sun, the Moon, and maybe even comets. Northern Stars Planetarium has been traveling to schools, libraries and events throughout Maine for the past 25 years sharing the wonders of the sky with nearly 20,000 Maine school children each year.
Before or after the star shows, scheduled at 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, and 8:30pm, participate in other night-time activities including constellation chalk art, stories and legends, a lunar cycle demonstration and a ‘solar-scavenge! Or just walk around the park learning more about astronomy and what our wildlife does in the dark. Tickets for each of the 4 consecutive shows will be distributed to visitors as they enter the park. About 50 people at a time will be able to participate in each show.
This program must be cancelled if it’s raining! Information will be posted on the Park’s voicemail.