Star Party at the American West Heritage Center
Thursday, Aug. 02, 2012
"Glow-in-the-dark" wagon rides are a part of the fun at the American West Heritage Center and its “Star Party” Friday, Aug. 10. (photo from AWHC website)
The American West Heritage Center will be a perfect stargazing spot during its “Star Party” Friday, August 10.
Stargazing abounds, but guests can also take train or wagon rides, go on a treasure hunt and learn about history while watching the skies closely for the Perseids meteor shower.
Activities take place 7-11 p.m., with the last tickets sold at 10 p.m. Star Party admission is $6 for everyone ages 3+. Guests can bring telescopes to share and receive free festival admission (for free admission with a telescope, contact the center prior to the event for admission and a map to the telescope set up site and note there is only one admission per telescope).
Star Party visitors can enjoy a summer evening with train and pony rides (7-9 p.m.), a historic star treasure hunt and a chance to see the American West gunfighters stage a robbery under the cover of darkness. There will be a glow-in-the-dark tractor-drawn wagon making its rounds from 7-10 p.m. Those stopping at the Opera House for the Star Carnival will find star games and treats.
Organizers promise educational and entertaining fun for all ages.
For more information, call the AWHC, (435) 245-6050 or (800) 225-3378, or see the center’s website. The AWHC is also on Facebook.
The American West Heritage Center is a non-profit living history museum dedicated to teaching about and celebrating the culture of the American West during the years 1820-1920. It is an affiliated program of Utah State University.
The center is committed to providing community access to memorable experiences and quality education through family-oriented festivals and special events, field trips for students of all ages, historic re-enactments, volunteer opportunities and outreach programs.