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  • Rock Creek Park

    Elizabeth Thomas Day

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Fort Stevens
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Join us as we commemorate the life and legacy of Elizabeth Thomas, a free African-American woman whose land was used to build Fort Stevens.

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    Exploring the Sky

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Military Field (Picnic Grove 13 Parking Lot)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Explore the night sky through the lens of a telescope with a ranger from Rock Creek Park and volunteers with the National Capital Astronomers. This is a family-friendly night of stargazing and star stories. Cloud cover or rain cancels the event.

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    Exploring the Universe

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Discover the wide world of astronomy! Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep-space objects. Ages 7 to adult.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Join us for a series of ranger-led hikes exploring nature and history in Rock Creek Park.

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    Summer Night Sky

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Planetarium
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    View the season's brightest stars, planets, and constellations in the only planetarium in the U.S. National Park System.

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    Young Planetarium

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Calling all kids! Learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets during this introductory astronomy program.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Creature Feature

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, September 22, 2017

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

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Peirce Mill
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Friends of Peirce Mill invite kids of all ages can play with traditional 19th-century toys and games and make crafts, such as corn husk dolls, baskets, and candles. Activities vary.

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    Run of the Mill

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Peirce Mill
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 23, 2017

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

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    Colonial Arts and Crafts

    • Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Old Stone House
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Children of all ages are invited to discover the oldest home in Washington D.C. Design a corn husk craft and play Colonial games during this hands-on program. Drop in to the program between the listed hours.

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    Georgetown Waterfront Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Georgetown Waterfront Park
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Stroll Georgetown Waterfront Park with us to learn about the history of Georgetown.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Join us for a series of ranger-led hikes exploring nature and history in Rock Creek Park.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone:

(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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