Special Opportunities

Each year, NCSciFest features some special opportunities that don't fit neatly into the calendar of live events. Check out some of these other great ways to get involved:

AppState Observatory at night
Statewide Star Party: Celebrating the Night Sky

The 11th annual North Carolina Statewide Star Party, a signature event of the 2023 NCSciFest, will be held Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, 2023. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Night Sky.”

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Scientist doing outreach

Funded by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, FUTURES is a STEM outreach program that empowers community college faculty, staff, and students to connect with their local community through sharing their personal stories.

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NC Science Trail Logo
NC Science Trail

The NC Science Trail is a collection of 60 science education partners across the state encompassing dozens of museums, nature centers, botanical gardens, the NC Aquariums, the NC Zoo, and State Parks. The new NCScienceTrail.org website will be launched April 1, in coordination with Science Festival events and the Year of the Trail in an effort to broaden and advertise year-round access to science experiences across the state of North Carolina.

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