Ranger-led programs are available throughout the summer at popular destinations and campgrounds throughout Olympic National Park. This is a great way for visitors of all ages to learn more through ranger-guided interpretive walks, campfire programs, astronomy programs, and more.
During the winter, ranger-guided snowshoe walks are offered at Hurricane Ridge.
Please see below for program times and locations.
Discover the Night Sky
In the Pacific Northwest, it can seem that the rain never stops. But the warm summer months bring drier weather to the Olympic Peninsula, along with spectacular night skies. The night sky can be one of the most awe-inspiring views you will ever experience. With 95% of the park designated as wilderness and an absence of human-caused light, Olympic is a perfect place to experience natural darkness and the splendor of our natural lightscape. Spend an evening on a mountain peak, along the coast, or at your campsite leisurely viewing the night sky or join in one of our night sky programs offered during the summer.
Hurricane Ridge Astronomy Program
Join a Master Observer at Hurricane Ridge for an evening of star-gazing. On a clear night, visitors will be able to gaze on thousands of stars, as well as galaxies, constellations, nebulae, and planets. Telescopes will be available for close-up views of these celestial wonders. Dress warmly for comfortable viewing. This free program is offered, weather permitting, during prime viewing times in summer. Additional program information.
Last updated: February 29, 2024