Antelope Island State Park

Interpretive Programs and Special Events

April 2018

April 21
Public Star Party
In celebration of International Dark Sky Week, April 15-21, 2018, Ogden Astronomical Society will be holding a public star party beginning at 6:00 pm in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing will take place from 6:00 pm to sunset, followed by a short presentation about light pollution. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. Feel free to bring camp chairs and snacks to enjoy the evening with us. If you bring a flashlight, please make sure it has a red filter on it. No white lights. When entering the parking area, please switch your car headlights to parking lights only. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov

 

May 2018

May 5 
Predators of Antelope Island

Often portrayed as the “bad guys”, predators play an important role on Antelope Island.  Join the park naturalist for a presentation in the Visitor Center on the predators that live on Antelope Island.  Meet in the theater room at 3:00 pm. This program is geared for all ages.

May 12
Antelope Island Bison

Learn about the bison herd of Antelope Island with the Park Naturalist.   Watch short clips of bison antics and see photos of our herd while learning what amazing animals they are. Meet in the Visitor Center at 3:00 pm. This program is geared for all ages.

May 19
Public Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party beginning at 6:00 pm in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing will take place from 6:00 pm to sunset. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. Feel free to bring camp chairs and snacks to enjoy the evening with us. If you bring a flashlight, please make sure it has a red filter on it. No white lights. When entering the parking area, please switch your car headlights to parking lights only. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov

May 25-28 
13th annual Antelope Island’s Cowboy Legends Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering
Come and join us in celebrating the West in our 11th annual Cowboy Poetry and Music gathering at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island State Park. Antelope Island’s Cowboy Legends is a four day event with the best western musicians and cowboy poets in the State of Utah. Take a historic wagon ride with the Utah Western Heritage Foundation. There will be booths filled with saddle makers, hat makers, spurs, chaps and other cowboy collectibles; two dinner shows (Friday and Saturday evenings), Cowboy Church on Sunday morning and a campfire sing along Sunday evening. There are games and educational activities for the kids. Great western food available breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available. For more information email clayshelley@utah.gov or go to www.CowboyLegendsAI.com.

 

June 2018

June 9
Public Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party beginning at 7:00 pm in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing will take place from 6:00 pm to sunset. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. Feel free to bring camp chairs and snacks to enjoy the evening with us. If you bring a flashlight, please make sure it has a red filter on it. No white lights. When entering the parking area, please switch your car headlights to parking lights only. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov

June 15
Night Sky Program
Meet the Park Naturalist on the Buffalo Point observation deck at 9:00 pm for some “hot tub” astronomy. Learn how to find some of the summer constellations and the stories associated with them.  Please use a red flashlight during the program.  Bring a camp chair if you prefer to sit while watching the night sky.

 

July 2018

July 20th
Scorpion Walk
Meet in the Visitor Center at 9:00 pm to learn what type of scorpions live on Antelope Island and how they fit in our ecosystem.  Then go on a walk with the park naturalist to see these critters in their natural habitat.  Dress to walk through sand and sagebrush, closed toe shoes are recommended.  Bring a black light if you have one.  There will be a limited supply to share. The program will last about one hour.

 

August 2018

August 3
Scorpion Walk
Meet in the Visitor Center at 8:45 pm to learn what type of scorpions live on Antelope Island and how they fit in our ecosystem.  Then go on a walk with the park naturalist to see these critters in their natural habitat.  Dress to walk through sand and sagebrush, closed toe shoes are recommended.  Bring a black light if you have one.  There will be a limited supply to share. The program will last about one hour.

August 4
Antelope Island SpiderFest! Every year the Island seems to become overrun with spiders. Join us for a day full of spider related activities, walks, talks, citizen science, art vendors and more to learn about these fascinating residents of the island. Incredible education resources from our powerhouse team of partners is sure to provide exciting and fun opportunities for the whole family. Discover which spiders are harmless and what to watch out for. Activities start at 10 am and go until 4 pm. No registration required. Park entrance fees apply. For more information email wendywilson@utah.gov

Thanks to our partners and sponsors: EcoFarms, Friends of Great Salt Lake, Hogle Zoo, Natural History Museum of Utah, Thanksgiving Point, Utah State University, University of Wyoming, Weber State University, Westminster College, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, US Forest Service and Island Buffalo Grill.

August 4
Public Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party beginning at 7:00 pm in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing will take place from 6:00 pm to sunset. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. Feel free to bring camp chairs and snacks to enjoy the evening with us. If you bring a flashlight, please make sure it has a red filter on it. No white lights. When entering the parking area, please switch your car headlights to parking lights only. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov

 

September 2018

September 29
Public Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party beginning at 5:00 pm in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing will take place from 6:00 pm to sunset. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. Feel free to bring camp chairs and snacks to enjoy the evening with us. If you bring a flashlight, please make sure it has a red filter on it. No white lights. When entering the parking area, please switch your car headlights to parking lights only. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov

 

October 2018

October 13
Public Star Party
Join Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party beginning at 5:00 pm in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing will take place from 6:00 pm to sunset. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. Feel free to bring camp chairs and snacks to enjoy the evening with us. If you bring a flashlight, please make sure it has a red filter on it. No white lights. When entering the parking area, please switch your car headlights to parking lights only. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov

 

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