During this stargazing tour, you will travel to Glacier Point via tour bus, learning about the natural and cultural history of Yosemite National Park. At the Glacier Point Amphitheater, you’ll take a trip through the night sky as you discover how to pick out constellations and hear astronomy-related stories for about 1 hour*. The program concludes with a tour bus ride back to Yosemite Valley. After the tour, the bus will stop at various Yosemite Valley destinations, including The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, and Curry Village, to make it more convenient for those who took advantage of the free shuttle bus earlier.
When and where
The tour meets at the lobby entrance of Yosemite Lodge at the Falls near shuttle stop #8. Please check the Yosemite Guide or Yosemite's Weekly Program Listing for up-to-date information and offerings.
Advanced registration is required. You can purchase your tickets at any Tour & Activity Desk or call 209-372-4FUN (4386). Tickets cannot be purchased at time of program.
Child (ages 5 - 12) $23
Free for children under 5
Bus space is strictly limited to 46 participants.
What to bring
Please dress for the weather including comfortable, close-toed footwear. As evening temperatures are much cooler than daytime temperatures, we suggest you bring warmer layers. In addition, please bring water, snacks, and a flashlight.
We can accommodate various special needs with advance notice. We have assistive listening devices for those who are hard of hearing or, potentially, an interpreter for participants who are Deaf. The tour is wheelchair accessible. If possible, please inform us of any needs before the program.
Please call 209-372-8242 on the day of the tour to ensure there will not be a cancellation due to severe weather. *If it is over 50% cloud cover in Yosemite Valley or at Glacier Point when the tour meets at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, the interpretive naturalist reserves the right to cancel the astronomy portion of the tour, but the bus will still go to Glacier Point. You have the right to not attend and get a full refund or continue to experience the tour to Glacier Point with an alternative interpretive program. Once the bus leaves Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, no full refunds will be given. Full refunds are available from any Tour & Activity Desk. We invite you to reschedule for another night if space is available.
Call DNC P&R at Yosemite Interpretive Services at 209-372-8243.
Other Interpretive Programs
This is just one of many Yosemite interpretive programs available to guests. For more information, please visit http://www.yosemitepark.com/nature-program-list.aspx. For specific information regarding other evening programs, please visit http://www.yosemitepark.com/evening-programs.aspx.
For more information regarding Glacier Point Tours, please visit http://www.yosemitepark.com/glacier-point-tour.aspx.