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  • Rock Creek Park

    Creature Feature

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/09/2017 to 08/25/2017

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

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    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Old Stone House
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 07/09/2017 to 07/30/2017

    Rangers will present highlights on middle-class life in Georgetown, the evolution of a neighborhood and the changing uses of an urban garden.

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    Astronomy Craft

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/15/2017 to 07/29/2017

    Join us as we make crafts on a Saturday morning. The astronomy-themed crafts are designed for all ages.

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    Coffee with a Ranger

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Georgetown Waterfront Park
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Join a ranger to learn more about the history of Georgetown, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Rock Creek Park, or a park-related topic of your choice. Bring your own coffee. All ages.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Exploring the Universe

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    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.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Peirce Mill
    • Fees: Fee
    Saturday, July 22, 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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  • Rock Creek Park

    Run of the Mill

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Peirce Mill
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Summer Night Sky

    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Planetarium
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 07/09/2017 to 07/30/2017

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

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Rock Creek park
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    This cutting-edge production features high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena, working with data generated by computer simulations, to bring the current science of black holes to the dome screen. 25 minutes. Recommended for ages 10 to adult.

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    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Planetarium
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/09/2017 to 07/30/2017

    Search for life by exploring the moons of Jupiter and other planets during this interactive planetarium program.

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    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/04/2017 to 07/23/2017

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

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Young Planetarium

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/07/2017 to 08/30/2017

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

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  • Rock Creek Park

    What Doesn't Belong

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Join us on a two-mile hike to learn about the non-native plant species in our park and their impact on the park's eco system. All ages. Remember to wear proper shoes for hiking and bring drinking water.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Planetarium
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Hey kids, join the Zula Patrol as they chase Madam Deliria back through geologic times in an attempt to rid the universe of litter.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Adaptations

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Learn about cool animal adaptations with Ranger Rox! All ages.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    By Dawn's Early Light

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Georgetown Waterfront Park
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Come down to Georgetown for a talk looking at the life and legacy of Francis Scott Key in Washington, D.C.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Coffee with a Ranger

    • Location: Meridian Hill Park
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Join a ranger to learn more about Meridian Hill Park, Rock Creek Park, or a park-related topic of your choice. Bring your own coffee. All ages

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Exploring the Sky

    • Location: Military Field (Picnic Grove 13)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Join the National Capital Astronomers and Rock Creek Park for stargazing through the lens of a telescope...

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Last updated: July 6, 2017

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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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