Eyes to the Skies

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***Sugar Sand Park Community Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 9am-4pm for walk-in permit sales and customer service questions.

2020-2021 Beach, Boat, & Dog Permits are available NOW for purchase at City Community Centers. City beach, boat, and dog park/beach permit-holders are still encouraged to renew permits online. Facial coverings are required in all City facilities.

The Science Playground, Splash Pad, walking paths & outdoor basketball courts at Sugar Sand Park are open for public use. Athletic fields are open for individualized or family use only.

Please remember to practice #ResponsibleRecreation, and continue to utilize hand sanitizer, wear face masks, and keep physically distant while visiting our parks and facilities.

Please be advised that the Children's Science Explorium, Willow Theatre, Carousel, and Field House are currently closed.

Pavilions are not being rented at this time. They are available on a first-come first-serve basis, for ten people or less. Decorations are not permitted.***

Eyes to the Skies

(Recommended for Ages 8+)

Join us for our telescope nights!

These FREE, informal events are held in the Camino parking lot behind the Explorium (weather permitting).

We will explore the skies with our professional-grade 16-inch Meade LX Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

For Planetarium Nights, join us inside the Community Center in the Maple Room. We’ll have a fun demonstration and a fantastic journey with the stars in our inflatable planetarium.

  • All children under age 18 must be
  • accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • No registration required! The telescope will be out for at least one hour after the scheduled start time (weather permitting).
  • Stars must be visible for the telescope to align.
  • In the event of poor weather, our indoor inflatable planetarium will be used instead of the telescope.*
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Program Information

 

  • Fri, May 29   8:30 pm
  • Fri, Jun 26    7:15 pm
  • Fri, Jul 24     7:15 pm
  • Fri, Aug 21    7:00pm