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    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Evening Lane and Road Closures, Beach Drive

    DC Water crews will be performing sewer inspections on Beach Drive NW from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am through November 28, 2014. This work will require lane and road closures. More »

  • Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Summer 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 »

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  • Creature Feature

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Children are invited to assist a ranger in the feeding of the Nature Center's live critters... More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Summer Night Sky

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Summer Night Sky

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Calling all kids: learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets during this introductory astronomy program. More

  • Creature Feature

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Children are invited to assist a ranger in the feeding of the Nature Center's live critters... More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Summer Night Sky

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Summer Night Sky

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Calling all kids: learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets during this introductory astronomy program. More

  • Creature Feature

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Children are invited to assist a ranger in the feeding of the Nature Center's live critters... More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

  • Summer Night Sky

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects and discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your planetarium seat! Ages 7 to adult. More

Did You Know?

The Sun

It takes light 8 minutes and 18 seconds, traveling at 186,000 miles per second to cover the 93 million miles from the sun to the earth. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...