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    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • 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, July 18, 2014

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

  • Save Rock Creek Park's Trees

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Join Rock Creek Conservancy in the battle to save park trees from the chokehold of invasive English ivy. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Saturday, July 19, 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, July 19, 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 Sky

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Join the National Capital Astronomers and Ranger Tony Linforth for stargazing through the lens of a telescope... More

  • Hike for your Health

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    The word is out: hiking in Rock Creek Park is good for your head, heart, and body... More

  • Summer Night Sky

    Sunday, July 20, 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

  • Joaquin Miller Poetry Series

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Relax and enjoy an afternoon of poetry. The series is sponsored by Word Works. Recommended for mature audiences. More

  • President Lincoln and Civil War Night Sky

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Did you know that as a young lawyer, Abraham Lincoln used the night sky to resolve a murder mystery case? More

  • Protecting Rock Creek Park: A 20th Century History

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    The 20th Century was a turbulent period for Rock Creek Park with abundant pressure from urban development... More

  • Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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

  • Creature Feature

    Friday, July 25, 2014

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

  • Save Rock Creek Park's Trees

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Join Rock Creek Conservancy in the battle to save park trees from the chokehold of invasive English ivy. More

  • Exploring the Universe

    Saturday, July 26, 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, July 26, 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

  • Run of the Mill

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    See the 2,000 pound millstones convert corn to cornmeal using that good old fashioned renewable energy of water. More

  • Summer Night Sky

    Sunday, July 27, 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

  • Hike for your Health

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    The word is out: hiking in Rock Creek Park is good for your head, heart, and body... More

  • President Lincoln and Civil War Night Sky

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Did you know that as a young lawyer, Abraham Lincoln used the night sky to resolve a murder mystery case? More

  • Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

  • Creature Feature

    Friday, August 1, 2014

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

Did You Know?

Rock Creek Park's A-4 projector

Rock Creek Park has the only planetarium in the National Park System. It was built in 1960 and is located in the Rock Creek Park Nature Center at 5200 Glover Rd., NW, Washington, DC,.