Wonders of the Night Sky – Winter

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Half the park is after dark!

Half the park is after dark!

1 Hour


The night sky in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is one of the darkest in the State of California. Explore the Wonders of the Night Sky on this naked-eye astronomy program, where we will take you on a visual tour through the stars and constellations!

Meet at the Wuksachi Lodge Lobby, located 1 hour into Sequoia National Park, for introductions and safety talk before we begin our Adventure. After the one-hour program, we will end the tour right where we started.

Winter Conditions

Expect freezing temperatures, this program is primarily stationary, be prepared with many warm layers.
Be prepared for icy or slippery conditions.
Program may be moved indoors
Any of the following conditions can arise suddenly in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks during the winter months. We will try to hold these programs outside, but be aware that dangerous or physically distressing conditions will result in this program being held indoors.

  • Large patches of ice or deep snow on the path
  • Active storm conditions such as high wind and precipitation
  • Complete cloud cover with freezing temperatures
  • Extreme cold/windchill resulting in temperatures below 15 degrees Fahrenheit (almost -10 degrees Celsius)

More info

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible UNTIL SNOWS COME winter programs are not fully accessible with snow; assisted listening devices are available upon request.
Group Reservations: No group reservations. A spot must be reserved for each participant, including infants.

Wonders of the Night Sky
Hike Level: Easy
Time: Varies by month
Duration: 1 hour
Group Size: Unlimited
Price: $10 per person