Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2023
10:00 am-5:00 pm both days
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences strives to provide a fun and friendly educational environment for all people, regardless of their abilities. Our goal is to make Astronomy Days as accessible as possible, so that the greatest number of event guests can take advantage of everything the event has to offer.
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The festival will include both indoor and outdoor activities. Indoor activities will be located in the Nature Exploration Center (NEC) and Nature Research Center (NRC). Outdoor activities are limited and will be located on Bicentennial Plaza.
Courtesy manual wheelchair rentals will be available at the front desks of each building. There is a limited supply of chairs, and a photo ID is required for reservation.
- We will have trained volunteers to assist visitors (2 hours maximum). Visitors will need to preregister for sighted guides by Friday, January 27.
- Please register for a sighted guide by calling Kari Wouk at 919.707.9879 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your first and last name and the time period for which you will need a sighted guide.
You may request an ASL interpreter for certain exhibits and presentations by calling Kari Wouk at 919.707.9879 or emailing her at email@example.com no later than Friday, January 20.
There are accessible restrooms located throughout the Nature Exploration Center (NEC) and the Nature Research Center (NRC).
Family Restrooms are available for use on the 1st floor of the NRC, and the 3rd floor of the NEC. Please ask the information desk for a key to unlock these rooms prior to use.
There is a nursing room located on the 1st floor of the NEC, behind the Coastal Hall. Please ask the information desk for a key to unlock this room prior to use.
There will be a quiet room available on the 3rd floor of the NEC, located in the Gold Classroom (location may change). This room is intended to provide a quiet and calm environment where festival attendees can spend time away from the busyness and noise of the event.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) for certain events and presentations are available upon request on a first-come first-served basis. To reserve a device, please register by calling Kari Wouk at 919.707.9879 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your first and last name and the time period for which you will need an ALD. Numbers are limited so reserve ALD’s as early as possible.
Help us Improve Event Accessibility!
We want you to help us ensure that you have the best experience possible at our event. If you have any additional questions, suggestions, or concerns, please contact the Museum’s Head of Public Science Events, Kari Wouk, at email@example.com .