About Space Exhibits and Activities at Turkey Run State Park

Explore the wonders of space with six space exhibits on loan to Turkey Run State Park Nature Center through June 22, 2019. The exhibits are provided courtesy of the Evansville Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science through a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. On the last day the exhibits are at Turkey Run (June 22), the Wabash Valley Astronomical Society will be on hand from 3-5 p.m. with a special telescope that allows for safe viewing of the sun. That night, nearby Shades State Park, which has one of the darkest night skies in Indiana, will host a Shades Star Party at 10 p.m. along the road to the Pine Hills parking lot. The society will set up telescopes along the road and have astronomers available to help people see into space. (Note - this closing event could be rescheduled if conditions do not allow for proper viewing of the sky. To confirm, call the nature center at 765-597-2654 Turkey Run's interpretive naturalists will provide star shows in the nature center planetarium at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday beginning in May and running through August. Park admission is $7 per vehicle for in-state residents and $9 per vehicle for out-of-state residents.