UPDATE - Temporary Ramp Closure: Rock Creek Parkway at P Street, NW
Monday, April 14 (8:00 am) thru Saturday, April 19 (5 pm) the ramp from P Street onto the northbound Rock Creek Parkway will be closed for repairs resulting from a storm sewer failure. For additional information, please contact DC Water at 202-787-2202
April 1 - 25, 2014: Beach Drive Closures for Pothole Repairs
There will be intermittent closures on Beach Drive from the Maryland line to the intersection with the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. Closures will be on weekdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Spring 2014
Construction work on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway at Waterside Drive continues. There will be lane closures between rush hours to accommodate work on the roadway, multi-use trail and infrastructure. More »
For more information, pre and post site activities click on the links for each program.
Curriculum based programs for grades 1-12 will extend your lessons into our outdoor classroom. Appropriate grade levels are noted in front of program titles.
Pre-K The Sky Above Us (30 mm) This program will introduce young learners to tonight's night sky by enabling them to observe the movements of the sun, moon, and stars. Stories about the constellations will peak their imagination and their desire to learn more.
1-3 Wonders of the Night Sky (45 mm) Journey from the city to the countryside without ever leaving your seat. Students will learn about stars, identify some constellations and hear their stories.
4-6 Our Universe (1 hr) The conceptual science of astronomy is made tangible through the combination of active demonstrations and a planetarium program focusing on our universe. If you would like to schedule a planetarium program for older students, please call the Nature Center and we will tailor a program specifically for your group.
4-6 Searching the Solar System (1 hr) Does life exist outside our planet? Find out if it's possible to live on neighboring planets.
Astronomy classroom activities:
Did You Know?
Three kinds of wild canids (dogs) live in Rock Creek Park, the coyote, the red fox and secretive gray fox.