Museum Event

Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival

Fun for the entire family!

The River of Time Museum will offer family discovery stations and hands-on, interactive crafts and activities in addition to docent-led tours of our hometown Museum during this celebration of the night sky. Make your own cosmic comet, create asteroid craters and sandwich cookie moons.

On your Museum tour, you will see the new display of the Charles Juels telescope. Juels studied the skies from his observatory in his Fountain Hills back yard from 1999 to 2009.  During that time frame, he discovered over 300 new asteroids, one of which is now officially named Fountain Hills.

Another wow factor for kids and adults alike will be the live animal display of owls, snakes, and other nocturnal desert critters. The live animals are being presented courtesy of Wild at Heart Owls and the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

The entire Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival is taking place from 3:00 PM– 10:00 PM at the 
Fountain Hills Community Center and Centennial Circle to promote the Town of Fountain Hills' new designation as only the 17th International Dark Sky Community in the world. For more information on the entire festival please visit:



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