CELEBRATE NIGHT SKIES
The Night Sky Festival is an annual event that celebrates Joshua Tree National Park’s night sky.
Proceeds from this event support nonprofit organizations that provide educational programs.
The popular event includes activities for all ages. In the morning, visit Sky’s The Limit Observatory for a guided tour of the Orrery, a scale model of the solar system that is large enough to walk around and through. While there, take a guided walk on a wilderness or hiking trail with docents explaining the plants, animals and geology of our unique environment. Stop at the solar telescope for a close-up look at the sun. Youth can participate in astronomy themed crafts. Don't forget to try your luck at Panning for Gold with First Class Miners while you are there.
The afternoon features a variety of astronomy lectures by knowledgeable presenters. Attendees can stop at the night sky “selfie” photo booth, a variety of information tables including the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and other supporting organizations. The highlight of the event is the Night Star Party where spectacular views of our desert night sky are abundant through our 20 telescopes with astronomers. Listen as these experts explain what you are seeing. Enjoy live music, constellation tours, and storytelling throughout the evening.
OTHER HIGHLY POPULAR ACTIVITIES
Night Sky Photography Workshop on Friday
Night Sky Light Painting Photography at Cap Rock in Joshua Tree National Park with Casey Kiernan
This annual fundraising event is brought to you by:
Many Thanks to our Loyal Sponsors:
Plan a weekend getaway, see the Night Sky, the National Park and appreciate the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities with a unique blend of food, accommodations and sights you will not forget. Terms & Conditions
PETS & DOGS NOT ALLOWED
Unfortunately, dogs and pets are not allowed at any Sky's The Limit event. This is for the safety of other guests and the very valuable equipment (leashes and tripods don't mix) as well as the safety of the pet. The desert has plants and animals that are dangerous; pets are also dangerous to desert wildlife.