Bays Mountain Planetarium is now showing two new shows!
Our main feature is entitled “Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds” which looks into finding planets orbiting other stars.
Our alternate feature is entitled “Appalachian Skies – Winter.” Learn all about our current night sky’s constellations and fascinating space objects!
More information can be found here.Read More
Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts:
Bays Mountain Park is currently selling gift certificates for the “Flying Squirrel” Zipline for the 2017 Season. The zipline is open from April 2017 – Oct. 2017. Members pay $5 per gift certificate and Non-Members pay $10 per gift certificate. Each certificate is good for a one-time zip and will be valid during the public program times offered.Read More
Bumblebees are becoming scarce, but in order to help them, scientists need to know more about where they live. If you see a Bumble Bee snap a photo of it, then visit bumblebeewatch.org and create a free account. Upload your video and click the map to log your bee sighting; the website will ask you questions to help identify your bee. The information you provide will help scientists in the Xerces Society, study the bee decline and enable them to better target areas for conservation efforts.Read More
Too young to volunteer, but you still want to have fun in the great outdoors learning to be a naturalist? Check out our new Junior Naturalist Program and earn your very own patch! Booklets to get started are available for purchase in our Nature Center Gift Shop. The program fee is just $5.00 and includes your patch upon completion of the program. Great for youth five-years-old thru high school.Read More