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From specialized tours and events to hands-on activities and lectures, PARI provides unique experiences for visitors of all ages.

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Ongoing Events - A private visit for your group

These are available on many dates. Registration is required and once booked, an event is private for your group.
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Guided Gallery Tours
Learn how light is used to explore the night sky. See and touch objects that have been to space and meteorites that fell to Earth. View rocks and minerals that are beautiful and important to science. Explore our fluorescent tunnel.
Outdoor Site & History Tours
Our 200+ acre site is full of natural beauty and rich in history. Hike trails or take a shuttle to see the sites and hear the stories from NASA, to Department of Defense, to PARI.
Evening Optical Viewings
Come just before dark to meet with a PARI astronomer who will show you the best of what the sky has to offer. Comes in two forms, Lunar Nights, and Stary Nights.

Scheduled Public Events

These unique and one of a kind events are available on specific dates. Registration is required.

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Nov
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Leonids Meteor Shower Experience – CABIN & CAMPING PACKAGE

Leonid meteor showers are the result of tiny bits of material, the size of sand grains that are blown off a comet and float through space.

23

Nov
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Holiday Private Guided Gallery Tours – THANKSGIVING

Limited dates available. Book your holiday private guided gallery tour today!

14

Dec
Milky Way from South Ridge and meteor

Dark Sky Astronomy Night – December

The perfect opportunity for amateur astronomers with your own viewing equipment!

16

Dec
Jupiter Saturn and Venus at sunset

Geminids Meteor Shower Experience

Geminids Meteor Shower Experience

23

Dec
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Holiday Private Guided Gallery Tours – CHRISTMAS

Limited dates available. Book your holiday private guided gallery tour today!

13

Jan
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Winter Wonderland Evening Viewing

Grab your hot chocolate or coffee and join PARI for an evening filled with star gazing.

10

Feb
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Valentines: Heart Filled Skies

What's more romantic than gazing at the stars deep in the night? Join PARI with your sweetheart to see the Heart Cluster and love story constellations.

Take a look at some of PARI's out of this world designs!

Each is available on a huge variety of items, like apparel, art prints, phone and laptop cases, backpacks, mugs, blankes, and more! Click one to customize it at our store on Redbubble. All proceeds benefit PARI's education mission.