With winter on the way out and spring starting to reveal its greens from underneath snow piles, there’s no better time to reflect on science, nature, and the wonders of our universe. Join stargazers from all walks of life on an awe-inspiring journey through our universe at the Parker Wildlife Experience Astronomy Night.
Stargazing at the Wildlife Experience in Parker, CO
Led by retired astronomy professor Win Pendleton, formally of the University of Colorado Denver, Astronomy Night/Spring Equinox will leave you amazed by how vast and magical our universe really is. The night starts off with a presentation by Win discussing the Spring Equinox—the official first day of spring—and the solar system. Witness the world through the eyes of an astronaut at the Science on a Sphere exhibit and view spectacular images of the stars, planets, and the other larger-than-life phenomena of our galaxy.
The second part of the night brings you outside for a campfire and tasty s’mores, giving you a chance to gaze at the illuminated night sky. Take a closer look at the moon, the planets, and the stars burning billions of light years away through the telescope, and learn what to look for in the vast expanse that twinkles above you.
The Wildlife Experience Astronomy Night is part of the center’s outdoor programs, which offer guests a way to get up close and personal with the natural world that surrounds them. From fishing to survival skills, archery to GPS, the Wildlife Experience’s outdoor programs help guests to get in touch with nature, learn recreational skills, enjoy the beauty of Colorado, and understand the importance of conservation.
Science, Nature, and Conservation: The Wildlife Experience in Parker
Ever since the Wildlife Experience first opened in Parker, CO in 2002, it has educated, entertained, and amazed members of the Parker, Colorado community. Now part of the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, the Wildlife Experience remains a center for culture, natural conservation, and scientific exploration. Featuring wildlife art, a natural history museum, and community events for everyone from children to adults, the Wildlife Experience is a unique asset for Parker families.
Here is a sampling of what the Wildlife Experience has to offer:
- Wildlife paintings, sculpture, and photography,
- 3D movie theater that brings nature to life,
- The Globeology exhibit that immerses guests in the world’s diverse biomes, and
- Weekend programs including a Creepy Crawly Tour and a Strange but True Tour.
The Wildlife Experience Astronomy Night will take place on Friday, March 20—the night of the Spring Equinox—from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is for ages 8 and up, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Remember to dress for the weather—while it is technically spring, we all know how long it takes Colorado nights to recover from winter. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online or by phone. Be sure to reserve your spot now; you don’t want to miss out on this special night of interstellar exploration!
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