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Astronomy Events & Programs

Come visit the Metroparks after dark and explore the night sky! Learn about full moons, meteors and constellations in ways like hiking, listening to music, camping, enjoying a bon fire or even painting! Click below to learn more and register.



Monthly – Oakwoods
Full Moon Hike  Learn More

April 6 & 7 – Lake St. Clair
Science Olympiad: Starry, Starry Night II  Learn More

April 8  – Lake Erie
Solar Eclipse 2024: Lake Erie Metropark  Learn More

April 8 – Lake St. Clair
Solar Eclipse 2024: Lake St. Clair Metropark  Learn More

More 2024 Events and Programs Details Coming Soon!

Stargate at Wolcott Mill Metropark

Get together underneath the stars with partners from Warren Astronomical Society to observe the night sky through the observatory, Stargate at Wolcott Mill Metropark, Camp Rotary. Happens every fourth Saturday at Dusk. Whether you’re an experienced stargazer or need help learning your telescope, you’re sure to find somebody to talk to. Learn more at

Lower Huron Metropark – Space Themed Playground

Located near Woods Creek, this space-themed accessible playground will have kids (and adults) ready to blast off! The playground is broken out into various zones – Earth, Mars, Venus, and the surrounding Galaxy. Planet Venus is home to an enormous cabled climbing structure. Climbing to the top of this structure allows access to a unique viewing area and a 17-foot tall slide.

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