Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016
The weekend will include:
model rocket building
National Park Service programs
special Crystal Cave tours
audio visual presentations
NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez will be speaking at the Dark Sky Festival on Friday, August 5th at the Three Rivers Memorial Building. We will have activities starting at 6pm and Jose will speak at 7pm.
Dark Sky Festival FAQs
WHEN IS THE DARK SKY FESTIVAL?
August 5, 6 and 7, 2016.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL HAPPENING?
The Dark Sky Festival is happening throughout both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, particularly in the Lodgepole and Grant Grove areas.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The programs are no-cost except for the special Crystal Cave tour (normal ticket prices apply). There is a regular fee to enter the parks that is applied by the National Park Service.
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There are several campground options in the parks. Visit www.nps.gov/seki for information. There are lodges in the parks as well as the gateway community of Three Rivers, CA.
WHAT CAN I DO DURING THE FESTIVAL?
Throughout the day there will be several walks, talks, guest speakers, demonstrations, and kids' activities occurring. The evening will offer star gazing opportunities with highly effective telescopes. A full schedule of events will be posted soon. In addition to the festival, the parks offer plenty of outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy.
Visit http://www.exploresequoiakingscanyon.com/dark-sky-festival.html for more information.