Daytime Activities - Saturday & Sunday
People of all ages are welcome at all activities!
Discovery Dome Theater 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - South Unit Visitor Center
Immerse yourself in films about outer space, planets, stars, and black holes! Films are shown in the full-dome theater on the hour from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Kids' Crafts and Activities 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - DeMores School Lawn
Take part in FREE hands-on activities that help kids learn about astronomy and unleash their creativity.
Rocket Building and Launching 1:00 to 4:00 pm - Chimney Park, Medora
Build, paint, and launch a rocket! Rocket kits are $10.
Solar Viewing 1:00 to 4:00 pm - De Mores Park, Medora
Have you ever seen a sunspot? Safely view the sun (and its spots!) through telescopes and by other means.
Solar System Hikes 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm - De Mores Park
Start at the Sun and hike your way to Neptune. (Sorry, Pluto!) Learn about the planets in our solar system as you walk. Hikes begin at De Mores Park in Medora. Distance: 0.5 mile Difficulty: Easy
Astronomy at the Chateau
Free programs offered in the Chateau De Mores Interpretive Center auditorium.
Space Adventure: Mapping our Night Sky for Exploration
with Brad Nasset, Saturday, September 8th, 11:00 am MT
Ben-tonight: the Cosmic History of the North Dakota Badlands
with Dr. Matt Craig, Sunday, September 9th, 11:00 am MT