Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center
The mission of the Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and Science Center is to raise the awareness of those we serve to their global connection and “unique place in space” by encouraging their participation in science, mathematics, and technology. The Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and Science Center serves approximately 16 counties in Eastern, North Carolina and anticipates to serve more than 100,000 visitors at its new permanent location in the newly renovated Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences.
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Moneys raised for the CMSC would support a wide variety of science exhibits and programs. The CMSC is in the midst of 6 million dollar capital campaign to raise funds for the completion of its exhibit master plan. The CMSC is home to North Carolina’s first digital SciDome Planetarium, the only museum in the United States to display all of the Hubble Telescope images, the beautifully designed Natural Science Live Animal Gallery, and Trashasaurus Rex - an important exhibit about recycling and the environment. “Trashy,” as it is affectionately called by the staff, was a gift to the museum from the artist to help re-establish the museum’s exhibits after they were consumed by 1999’s Hurricane Floyd. Other permanent exhibits at the museum include The Body Shop, Fitness Place and Our Town; a hands-on gallery of science related props and activities for early-childhood age visitors. The museum also features exciting traveling exhibitions annually.