Lifelong Adventure: Geminid Meteor Shower

  • 3:00pm Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 7:00am Thursday, December 14, 2023

We will travel to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Contentnea Creek in Pitt County and stay up all night to catch the peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower, the grand finale of the 2023 meteor showers!  The remote darkness of their outdoor campus will be a perfect place to learn about the night sky and watch one of the best meteor showers of the year. With clear skies, over 100 meteors per hour are possible during the early morning peak. We will provide lots of hot chocolate to keep you going all night!

Please note: You will be required to enter the following information for each registrant before you can complete your registration: emergency contact, physician contact and health information (allergies, conditions, medications relevant to this field experience). Take a moment to gather this information before beginning your registration.


If the trip is full, please email Missy Chernick to be added to the waitlist.

Registration deadline:  Friday, November 24 at 3:00 PM

For additional information about this trip and other Lifelong Hikes & Adventures, contact Jerry Reynolds at 919.707.9884.


  • Fee: $15 per participant; $10 per member participant.
  • Requirements: Minimum age 12 (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult).
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the trip, or if cancellation is made in one of the following ways at least two weeks prior to the trip date: Either in writing via email to Missy Chernick or through the Museum box office (919.707.9950). We cannot issue credits, rain checks, or transfers for these trips.
  • Trip Leader: Jerry Reynolds, Museum Educator; Brian Baker, Astronomer & Deputy Head, Greenville and Contentnea Creek Branches of NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Activity Level: Easy, but long hours in the cold at night.
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December 13 @ 3:00 pm
December 14 @ 7:00 am
$15 per participant; $10 per member participant.


In the Field

Meet at Prairie Ridge, then travel to site by Museum vehicle.