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  • Rock Creek Park

    Fall Night Sky

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 AM
    • Location: Rock Creek Park Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 11/04/2017 to 11/19/2017

    Discover this month's brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System.

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    Exploring the Universe

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 11/12/2017 to 11/12/2017

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

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Native American Night Sky

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 11/05/2017 to 11/19/2017

    Discover American Indian star stories and constellations in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Recommended for ages 5 to adult.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Young Planetarium

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, November 15, 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, November 17, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 11/10/2017 to 12/15/2017

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

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Exploring the Sky

    • Location: Military Field (Picnic Grove 13 parking lot)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 18, 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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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Location: Rock Creek Park Nature Center
    • Fees: Free!
    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Take a brisk walk to Fort DeRussy with a ranger. Come and see the earthworks hidden in the terrain, and hear stories about how soldiers celebrated Thanksgiving in/around Washington, D.C.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    From Port to Posh

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Old Stone House
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Join a ranger on a walk through part of Georgetown. Learn about the port city’s rough beginnings and its rise as a posh Washington neighborhood. Walk the same streets as notable political figures.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Faster Than Light

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    Join a ranger on a walk through an area of Georgetown that used to be called Herring Hill. Learn about the people who lived here and the changes this area has undergone over the years.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Planetarium
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 25, 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

    Oasis in Space

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 26, 2017

    Journey through the planets of our solar system on a quest for water and life. Ages 7 to adult.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015

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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