Bull Moon Rising is a free, once-in-a-lifetime four-day community event presenting Museum of the Moon, a mesmerizing and world-renowned touring installation by U.K. artist Luke Jerram.

Through a fusion of science, art and true wonder, Bull Moon Rising’s presentation of Museum of the Moon will bring the community together to celebrate Durham’s 150th Anniversary, honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and explore themes of history, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Open 24 hours a day from October 31 through November 3, the breathtaking exhibit will be suspended over CCB Plaza, atop the watchful eye of Major the Bull, providing the closest look at the moon our city has ever seen. Locals and visitors alike won’t want to miss this awe-inspiring experience during Halloween weekend. Museum of the Moon will be home to numerous free events and performances for all to enjoy.

The awe-inspiring Museum of the Moon exhibit in CCB Plaza is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, from October 31 through November 3.

Schedule of Events

All Bull Moon Rising events will take place in CCB Plaza unless otherwise noted.

OCT 31

6 p.m. – Illumination of the Moon, hosted by Vivica C. Coxx, Stormie Daie and Naomi Dix

6 p.m. – Reading of “Goodnight Moon” by Mayor Steve Schewel

6 p.m. – Paperhand Puppets Halloween-themed performance

6:30 p.m. – Durham Medical Orchestra’s Brass group performance


8 p.m. – Bull Moon Ball at Unscripted Hotel, benefitting Durham’s Museum of Life and Science and Keep Durham Beautiful

9:19 p.m. – Blackspace Music Cypher rhythmic performance


5:30 p.m. – Community dinner on Orange Street

8 p.m. – Batalá Durham drum performance


9 a.m. – Moon Movement: Yoga with Community Power Yoga

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