America's national parks contain many cherished treasures. Among them are captivating natural sounds and awe-inspiring night skies. The joy of listening to the quiet symphony of nature and the wonderment of seeing the Milky Way stretching overhead are unique experiences that can still be found in many of our national parks.
Natural and cultural sounds help provide a sense of place in our parks. Learn more about how NPS preserves these resources.Read More
National parks are some of the last remaining places to experience starry night skies and natural darkness.Read More
Listen to some of the sounds recorded in your national parks!Read More
Night Sky Artists Photo Gallery
Check out our collection of images from the 2014 night sky arts academy!Read More