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The sixth annual Stormfest will blow into Cape Fear Museum of History and Science on June 20.

This community service event, sponsored by Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds, is designed to heighten awareness, increase preparedness and encourage families to explore the science of weather, according to a news release from the museum. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

“Engage in fun, hands-on weather experiments with Cape Fear Museum educators throughout the Museum,” the news release states. “Talk to meteorologists from Time Warner Cable News, WECT and WWAY—and deliver your own forecast in front of the green screen. National Weather Service will show off its 5-foot-tall cyclone simulator.”

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Red Cross, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, New Hanover County Emergency Management, public library, senior resource center and sheriff’s office will be located throughout the museum to discuss hurricane preparedness and offer tips on keeping your family safe during severe weather.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market St., is open Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. ; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. For more information, visit