Fall/ Winter Public Hours

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore a 200-acre former NASA facility — historic scientific instruments, active research site, science, and technology education. Enjoy hiking trails, campus tours, scenic mountain views, hands-on space and earth science exhibit galleries, a nature center and more.

Guests may visit the PARI campus for dedicated tours on Wednesdays from 1 pm am until 8:00 pm.

Volunteer docents provide commentary on PARI’s history as a pivotal part of the pioneering early days of our nation’s space program and guide you to some behind-the-scenes looks at the historic instruments that still populate the campus. The general admission price covers the docent tours, but reservations are suggested for larger groups. To make reservations contact visitor services at 828-862-5554.

Pre-arranged guided tours for groups can be scheduled during normal operating hours by calling visitor services at 828-862-5554. Special rates will apply.

General Admission

$10 per person (purchase 3 admission tickets and receive one admission free)
$8 for seniors and students (elementary through college)
Free admission for active military, first responders, and children 5 and under.

  • Space Shuttle artifacts, satellites, and hands-on exhibits
  • Tent camping
  • Seasonal cabin rentals
  • On-site restaurant for special events
  • Hiking trails
  • Spectacular scenic views
  • Gemstone, mineral, meteorite, and fluorescent mineral galleries
  • Scheduled public events and night sky observing
  • And much more!!!


Gates Open1:00pm
Planetarium Show1:30 pm
Docent Tour2:30 pm
Planetarium Show3:30 pm
Docent Tour4:30 pm
Planetarium Show6:30 pm
Gates Close8:00 pm

Event Location

The Learning Center at PARI
1 Pari Dr
Rosman, NC - North Carolina 28772-9626

Event Fees:


Registration is closed for this event.

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