Star Party: Night at the Museum

  • Maryhill Museum of Art 35 Maryhill Museum Drive Goldendale, Washington 98620, USA

Join us at Maryhill for an overnight campout and stargazing in one of the most majestic settings imaginable. Volunteers from Rose City Astronomerswill set up telescopes to give visitors awe-inspiring views of the summer night sky. Catch glimpses of the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Sagittarius, and even some meteors if we are lucky! Troy Carpenter from the Goldendale Observatory will be our guest lecturer and storyteller Will Hornyak will share a selection of star stories. The local food cart,Bake my Day, will offer an evening meal, or bring your own vittles. Don’t miss this fantastic, family-friendly event!

Come early on Saturday, July 30 to enjoy sun viewing with special telescopes at 1 p.m. followed by a free performance of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost by Portland Actors Ensemble at
3 p.m.

Visitors who wish to stargaze without camping, are welcome. Stargazing is FREE on the grounds of the museum.

Cost for Tent or RV Campsite: $45 members | $55 non-members  
Includes campsite in the gardens at Maryhill, and one (1) free admission to the museum for each member in your party for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. Tent & RV sites can accommodate one tent (20’ by 20’) or on RV.  Porta potties and handwashing stations will be available.  Campers provide their own tent & camping gear. No outdoor cooking or fires permitted. There are no RV (electrical) hook-ups or showers. Please no alcohol; this is a family event.Deadline to register for tent or RV site is July 11. Register online using PayPal here.