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Dark Sky Star Party


Things To Know

This event is included in general admission. Tickets are available online in advance or at the gate. Learn about the night sky with astronomers, meet animals who survive in the dark, and enjoy a special astronomy inspired carillon concert. Darkness adds to the aesthetic qualities of the wildness and is important to the health of wildlife. As most of the world faces the effects of artificial light pollution, the Dark Sky Festival aims to educate citizens about the importance and magic of natural darkness. Learn how you can make the darkness enjoyable and safe for all Earth’s inhabitants. Gate closes at 9:30 P.M.

Event Date & Time

January 25, 2020
3 P.M. – 10 P.M.
Gate closes at 9:30 P.M.


Included in general admission, free for members.

Dinner Special

Grab some protein before you start stargazing with Chef Fulwood’s Spaceballs 2.0. Enjoy two large, made-from-scratch meatballs served with homemade sauce and buttery, garlic toast. Special will be available inside the Blue Palmetto Café. Meal is $10 per person, plus tax. Members receive 10% discount. Special will be available inside the Blue Palmetto Café.

Pre order meal here

Schedule of Events
Name of Talk
Gary Dahlke
Magnolia Room
Exploring the Space Environment: The Seven Wonders of the Universe
Astronomy Concert-James Webb
VC Theatre
Reaching for the Stars: An out of this world concert of original scientific folk/rock music!
Francine Prager
Discovery Center
Bats of the World
Russell Romanella
Human and Robotic Exploration of Space
Mark Marquette
Discovery Center
Exploring the Moon in Your Backyard
Derek Demeter
Solving the Mysteries of the Universe: One Puzzle Piece at a Time
James Webb
Discovery Center
The Long and Winding Road: From Factory to the Edges of the Visible Universe
Mark Marquette
Starry Nite Live!

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Please Note:

Ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at www.boktower.org, in person at the Visitor Center or by phone at 863-734-1222. All programs and classes promptly begin at stated time and visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins for check-in. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Culinary events are demonstration based and late arrivals may not be accommodated. For classes held after 5pm, the entrance gate will stay open for an additional 30 minutes after the start time. Once the gate closes, late arrivals will not be admitted. Due to the nature of culinary events held at the Outdoor Kitchen, Bok Tower Garden may attempt, but cannot guarantee, to accommodate food allergies. Dogs are not permitted at any ticketed event.