NOTE: Operations at Mount St. Helens Institute and the Science and Learning Center have not been impacted by the recent landslide near Johnston Ridge Observatory. The landslide poses NO DANGER to our operations or facilities. The roads to the Science and Learning Center and the south side of Mount St. Helens remain open and clear. Visit our Landslide Updates and Information page to learn more.
Sky and Star Party will be held August 12-13, 2023 at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater.
True Cost | Tent or RV Site + 1 Attendee $260.00
True Cost | Additional Attendee $160.00
Pay It Forward | Tent Site or RV Site + 1 Attendee $325.00
Pay It Forward | Additional Attendee $200.00
75% Cost | Tent Site or RV Site + 1 Attendee $195.00
75% Cost | Additional Attendee $120.00
50% Cost | Tent Site or RV Site + 1 Attendee $130.00
50% Cost | Additional Attendee $80.00
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The Mount St. Helens Institute is excited to team up with Rose City Astronomers and Friends of Galileo to bring you the return of our Sky and Star Party.
Sky & Star Party Mount St. Helens is an astronomical adventure with Rose City Astronomers, Friends of Galileo and OMSI. Tent and RV sites on Coldwater Ridge are available; both are rustic without hookups and have incredible views. Tickets include tent/RV site with a view and an amazing dark star-filled sky, delicious meals (dinner & dessert Saturday, and breakfast Sunday), crafts, solar viewing, presentations, a constellation walk, and night sky viewing.
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Mount St. Helens Institute operates under a special use permit from the US Forest Service and is honored to work on the Traditional Cultural Property, ancestral and present day lands of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. Mount St. Helens Institute is an equal opportunity provider.
Milky Way photo courtesy of Juan Aguiler.