Night Hike at Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: April 15, 2014

Night Hike at Homestead National Monument of America

Enjoy a rare opportunity to hike the trails at night at Homestead National Monument of America! Experience the park in a new way with a ranger-led trail walk from the Education Center onApril 26 from 8:30-9:30 p.m.Meet the prairie's nighttime personality and let it engage all of your senses. Listen for the animals of the night. Gaze up at the star-spotted sky and find some constellations, or maybe even a shooting star. Hear stories about the stars from American Indian folklore.

April 26 is also National Junior Ranger Day. So in addition, this is a special opportunity for kids to become Junior Ranger Night Explorers!! The night sky is a precious resource, just like the plants and animals at the park. To learn about it and have some fun, kids will complete several activities during the star walk to earn a unique Junior Ranger Night Explorer patch!

This event is free and requires no registration; meet at the Education Center to begin the walk. This event is one of many events celebrating National Park Week, April 19-26.

Saturday, April 26National Park Week Events:

9 a.m.-3 p.m.- Prairie Prowl Scavenger Hunt for all ages

10 a.m.- Ranger Led Scavenger Hunt Adventure for Junior Rangers

1 p.m.,2 p.m., &3 p.m.- Special Screening: "Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit" by Ken Burns

8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Under the Stars Trail Walk

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2014. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit


The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.


Last updated: April 10, 2015

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8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


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