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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 1, 2022 – Join the team at Washington State Park for a day filled with celestial-related activities from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. 

  • 2 p.m. Petroglyph Tour – Take a tour of the petroglyphs and see the park’s history carved in stone. Learn about the Mississippian-era carvings, the culture and community who created them and,  possible interpretations. Enjoy a short walk on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features.
  • 4 p.m. Comet Craft at the Pool – Come make your own comet on a stick and learn to identify star patterns by looking through the mini constellation scopes. Additionally, the park naturalist will provide information about the upcoming Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12.
  • 7 p.m. Celestial Dance at Campground Amphitheater – Join the park team for a delicious way to learn about the movement of comets and planets in the solar system using an ice cream comet. Experience what it’s like to orbit the sun in this interactive display that is sure to get you excited about the upcoming Perseid meteor shower.

Washington State Park is located at 13041 State Highway 104 in De Soto. For more information, call 636-586-5768.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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