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Celestial Bodies

8/6/2022 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

Petroglyph Tour – 2 p.m. at Petroglyph Site

Washington State Park staff will offer a tour of the petroglyphs – the park's history carved in stone! Learn about the Mississippian-era carvings, the culture and community who created them, and possible interpretations. Enjoy a short walk on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features.

Comet Craft  4 p.m. at Pool

Join us for a fun space-themed craft. Make your own comet on a stick, and learn to identify star patterns by looking through our mini constellation-scopes. Additionally, our naturalist will provide information about the Aug. 12 Perseid meteor shower. 

The Celestial Dance – 7 p.m. at Campground Amphitheater

This is a delicious way to learn about the movement of comets and planetary bodies in our solar system. Make an ice cream comet and experience what it's like to orbit the sun in this interactive display that is sure to get you excited about the upcoming Perseid meteor shower.


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Event Time: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
13041 State Highway 104, De Soto, MO | 636-586-5768

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs