Park Association members must present a current membership card for free car entrance to the park.
Public Program Fees:
Bays Mountain Park offers a wide variety of public programs. Tickets for all programs may be purchased at the Gift Shop in the Nature Center and are only available on the day of the program. Tickets may be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.
Planetarium Theater Shows: $5 per person for ages 6 and older.
Park Association members receive a 50% discount for the zip line.
Public Program Group Fees:
Group rates apply to the planetarium and nature programs only. Parties of 15 or more and must be scheduled in advance. Entrance fees for groups are the same as listed above.
Groups may attend one of our regularly scheduled public programs or arrange for a private program. When attending a regularly scheduled public program, we will hold reserved tickets for your group until 20 minutes prior to the program time.
Planetarium Theater Shows: $4 per person including children of all ages.
Nature Programs: $2 per person.
Private Program Fees:
Note, private programs are available only if staff is available and are scheduled in advance.
Planetarium Theater Shows: $350
Barge Rides: $250 (Limited to 45 people)
With a valid military ID, we offer free entry for one vehicle per visit, and up to 6 free programs per visit (nature, planetarium, barge ride), subject to ticket availability. Zip line rides are not free, but the military discount is 50% off.
The Park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Occasionally, the Park is closed because of hazardous conditions (icy roads, mostly). During snowy weather, please call ahead for Park conditions, (423) 229-9447.