Cirque des Sciences

Fire-eating performers. Hair-raising science demonstrations. The very best circus-style food. Cirque des Sciences has it all, and this entertaining, unique fundraiser is back by popular demand!

Cirque des Sciences Hair Raising Cirque des Sciences Fire Breather Cirque des Sciences Science Demonstration

Thank you for joining us for a successful Cirque des Sciences 2013! Photos of the evening's event can be found here. Photos taken at The Cheese™ Photo Booth can be viewed here.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center presents its second annual Cirque des Sciences on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. This evening event for adults ages 21 and up combines the artistry and fun of the circus with amazing science demonstrations!

Cirque des Sciences also features fine food and drinks from some of the areas’s most popular dining establishments and a silent auction, followed by dessert and dancing under the stars of the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater.

For some lucky guests, the fun will extend far beyond the Cirque des Sciences extravaganza! Silent auction packages include adventures ranging from a 1946 Piper Cub flight to a London vacation to a Durham Bulls party for 20 guests.

CLICK HERE to see all of the silent auction packages ... and bid on your favorite while at Cirque des Sciences.

Proceeds from Cirque des Sciences support Morehead Planetarium and Science Center programs which provide high-quality science education experiences to nearly 170,000 guests each year, including more than 75,000 K-12 students. Your support is an investment in the inspiration and academic success of our schoolchildren.

Please join this fun and festive evening and learn the secrets of our "magicians" as we educate through entertainment!

Flying Trapeze Sponsors
Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center Rus and Dixie Hapgood
Florence and Jim Peacock Sandra and Stephen Rich
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
Grandstand Sponsors
Cheryl and Arty Bolick Elizabeth and Tommy O'Connell
David and Kelly Young
Midway Sponsors
Kara and Perry Aycock Tom and Betty Bouldin
Chrys Bullard and Jim Noonan Mr. Charles W. Cleary and Dr. Mary-Cassie Shaw
Leigh and Dan Copeland Missy Julian Fox and Michael Fox
Gary Hill, Avison Young Yvonne Knutson
Gina and Adrian Likins Annie McNeill and Diane Catellier
Virginia and Moisha Platto Lou and Marc Pons
Ellen Revak The Scout Guide
Raleigh | Durham | Chapel Hill
Joel and Presley Wagoner Denise Young
Underwriting Sponsors
97.9FM WCHL /
Chapel Hill Magazine
Durham Magazine
Carolina Brewery
Mutual Distributing
Proof Wine Collective
TOPO Distillery
Tryon Distributing
Wine Without Borders
The Angus Barn
Bitsy Bakes
Carolina Coffee Shop
bakesale cute confections
Chapel Hill Restaurant Group
Crook's Corner
Luna Pops, LLC.
Mediterranean Deli
Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom
The Cheese™
Graham Terhune
A Better Image Printing

Purchase your tickets to Cirque des Sciences 2013 now! Click here to join in the fun!
To learn more about sponsoring Cirque des Science, please download the sponsorship opportunities PDF.
To request an invitation or to become a Cirque des Sciences supporter, please contact Cirque des Sciences Coordinator Terry Gunnels at 919-843-3474 or

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Morehead Building
250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

7:30 p.m.
Beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres , silent auction and performances.

9:30 p.m.
Dessert and dancing

Missy Julian Fox (co-chair) & Michael Fox
Elizabeth O'Connell (co-chair) & Tommy O'Connell
Sandra Rich (auction chair) & Stephen Rich
Kara & Perry Aycock
Cheryl & Arty Bolick
Terry Gunnels
Angela Hill
Virginia & Moisha Platto
Lou & Marc Pons
Bronwyn & Ryan Thornburg
Val & Eddie Williams