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Leonids Meteor Shower -OVER NIGHT

Leonids Meteor Shower -OVER NIGHT

Come feast your eyes on brilliant meteors as they burn up in the atmosphere high overhead, and just in time for Thanksgiving! Enjoy the crisp air as autumn comes to a close while you lay out under the internationally recognized dark skies at PARI. This event will be offering a look at the PARI facility, a hike up the hills for the breathtaking sunset view and history talk as well as plenty of space to stay the night and soak up the shooting stars; there will be big telescopes too! This overnight package for two (2) includes Meteor Shower tickets, an evening under the stars and observing through our telescopes at our historic, mountaintop, Internationally certified Dark Sky Park, an overnight stay in one of our cabin quarters, a pre-packaged dinner on Friday and pre-packaged breakfast on Saturday. **Additional tickets can be added for a total of up to 6 people per room-choose additional adult after adding the cabin package. This event is a rain or shine event! No refunds will be issued unless PARI cancels the event. Preregistration is required REGISTER HERE – OVERNIGHT CABIN PACKAGE Leonids Meteor Shower Experience – CABIN... Read More
Draconids Meteor Shower @ PARI

Draconids Meteor Shower @ PARI

The skies are raining fire! Fiery meteors that is, emanating from the constellation Draco the Dragon as he seems to breathe fire down on Earth! This is an exciting meteor shower with plenty of other objects to see, like planets, star clusters, nebulae and more! Join PARI on October 8, 2021 to enjoy this meteor shower and a relaxing overnight stay in one of our cabin quarters. The evening will begin with arrival from 4-5pm followed by dinner, tours and a sunset hike before settling in to watch the streaks of light in the sky and viewing through telescopes. Breakfast will also be provided on Saturday morning before departure. This is a rain or shine event. Alternative programming will be offered in case of rain. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN! CABIN PACKAGE REGISTRATION (2 people) CAMPING REGISTRATION (Individual ticket) Email programs@pari.edu with any questions about the event.... Read More
Blacksmithing & Brews

Blacksmithing & Brews

Experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable Blacksmithing & Brews workshop. No experience is necessary as our instructor will guide you every step of the way in this basics of blacksmithing program, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. After the workshop, you can enjoy a local brew on the front deck of our main lodge overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can take it easy, soaking up the mountain views while you sip, or work on refining your knife to transform its rugged, fresh-out-of-the-fire look to a smoother, cleaner finish. (We’ll provide the tools!) Ages 13+ are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to be served beer. If you’re under 21, we’ll provide root beer or sparkling water. (If you are interested in reserving for someone under 13 years old, ask about our Blacksmithing Basics program). Each person participating will take home their own wrought iron crude knife form that can be used as a letter opener or simple spreading... Read More
Wilderness Skills

Wilderness Skills

Ever wonder what to do if you’re lost in the wild? Join one of our experienced instructors for a fun and adventurous jaunt through the wilderness where you’ll learn to build a debris shelter, collect and treat water, build a fire, and discuss the essentials to make sure you’re prepared any time you are headed out on a hike in the woods. Cost: $20 per person Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours Ages: Ages 5+ (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking, and bring sunscreen and bug spray. Register at... Read More
Guided Nature Hike

Guided Nature Hike

Love learning cool stuff about nature? Join us for a hike on one of our private trails and learn about cool critters, flowers, trees and our amazing mountain ecology! Earthshine is located on 76 acres of mountaintop property and the hike takes place on Earthshine’s forest trails. You never know what you’ll find on these awesomely educational hikes! Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: about 2 hours Ages: All ages welcome Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking and keep an eye on the weather for the day of you... Read More