Cape Fear Museum offers astronomy program for children
 
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)-- Every Saturday the Cape Fear Museum opens their doors to children who want to expand their knowledge about history and science in a fun atmosphere.

Each month is a different theme, July being the month of astronomy.

Children of all ages were able to learn about constellations, seasons, order of the planets, and moon phases.

Education manager, Amy Thornton says "examining astronomy is really fun for families because it's something that they do any ways. Everyone goes up and goes outside and looks up at the night's sky and hopefully we give you some of the tools to help you understand what you're looking at."

The program is held in the learning center from 1-4 pm.

Visitors discovered how the moon appears to change shape and why the earth has seasons, and we're able to build a constellation and use a star map.

For 8-year-old Jack, he expressed he had been to the program before and continues to come back each month.

Next month they will be learning about pirates.

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