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  • Rock Creek Park

    Exploring the Sky

    • Time: 9:00 PM
    • Location: Military Field (Picnic Grove 13 Parking Lot)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

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    Exploring the Universe

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 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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    Georgetown Waterfront Walk

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Georgetown Waterfront Park
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    A relaxing walk at the Georgetown Waterfront Park, to various local overlooks, sharing the bittersweet history of how Georgetown became an attractive and vibrant community.

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    Spring Night Sky

    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Discover the brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Ages 5 to adult.

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Revolutionary Skies

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Planetarium
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, April 30, 2017

    We will explore the sky during famous events of the American revolutionary period and examine famous artworks to see if they got it right!

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    Young Planetarium

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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

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  • Rock Creek Park

    Civil War Roundtable

    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Location: Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Special Guest Speaker Matthew Palus, Ph.D. senior archaeologist with The Ottery Group, will speak about the different techniques used during archaeological investigations of the Fort Stevens site.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Peirce Mill
    • Fees: Fee
    Saturday, May 13, 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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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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