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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.



August 26 – Kensington
Blue Moon at the Beach  Learn More

August 30 – Lake Erie
Blue Moon Celebration  Learn More

September 15 – Kensington
Painting with a Twist: Under the Night Sky  Learn More

September 16 – Kensington
Paint Like Bob Ross: Under the Night Sky  Learn More

September 30 – Lake Erie
Full Moon Hike: Harvest Moon  Learn More

October 7 – Indian Springs
Night of the Dragon  Learn More

October 21 – Lake Erie
Observe the Moon Night  Learn More

October 21 – Stony Creek
Night of the Dragon 
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November 29 – Lake Erie
Full Moon Hike: Beaver Moon  Learn More

December 13 – Lake St. Clair
Geminids Meteor Shower  Learn More

December 21 – Lake Erie
Winter Solstice Hike  Learn More

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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