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July 28, 2016
Path to the Perseids - A Meteor Shower Adventure
(Martinez, CA) Join National Park Service interpretive rangers for a night sky adventure, “Path to the Perseids – A Meteor Shower Adventure,” on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Mt. Wanda, part of the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, CA. This free program begins at 8:00 PM and will continue until 12AM, at the top of Mt. Wanda. Increase your appreciation of the night sky by watching the Perseid meteor shower in a fun and enlightening way! We will also explore the five visible planets, learn about constellations, share mythology and take a special look at deep-space objects (galaxies, clusters, nebulae) using a high-powered telescope.

September 06, 2015
John Muir National Historic Site welcomes 4th Grade Students through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Martinez, CA – John Muir National Historic Site invites all 4th grade students to visit the park as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting September 1, 2015, 4th grade students can go to to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

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4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553


(925) 228-8860
John Muir Visitor Center

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