Join us for s'mores around the campfire, stargazing, and guided night hikes into the canyon to check on our nocturnal residents. We are improving our s'mores experience and check-in process, so expect this year's event to be even better than before!
This is our most popular event and usually sells out. Registration holds your place on a guided hike. Register early!
For the first time, we are offering a souvenir shirt for the event (see photo below). As you progress through the checkout process, you'll see the option to purchase shirts. Shirts ordered through Ticketleap are at a $3.00 discount. Ordering by January 10 guarantees that we will have your size waiting for you when you arrive. Please consider purchasing a shirt. As a free-admission facility, we rely on gift shop purchases and donations to meet budgetary needs. We appreciate your generosity and support! If you order a shirt on Ticketleap by January 10, you'll also receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $30 or more, valid in our gift shop the night of the event.
When registering, please choose the ticket with the hike time you wish to attend. If hike times are sold out, we will do our best to get you on a hike if you arrive early and ask to be placed on the waitlist. We will fill hikes from the waitlist in the order of names added, so arriving earlier gives you a better chance to join a hike. You must purchase an Event Only ticket. Even if we are not able to get you on a hike, you can enjoy s'mores, telescopes and other activities.
At each hike time, there are two separate hikes. If you would like to be grouped with another party that is purchasing tickets separately, please let us know who so that we can do our best to place you all on the same hike. You'll have the opportunity to provide this information during checkout.
Due to limited parking, we expect to offer auxiliary parking at Newman International Academy located next door to the center and run a free shuttle service. Please arrive early enough to park next door and take the shuttle to the center. In order to allow time to park, shuttle and complete check-in before your scheduled hike time, we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled hike. Hikes leave promptly and we cannot guarantee space on a later hike if you miss your departure time.
If you are hiking at one of the later time options, please arrive early enough to enjoy s'mores, telescopes and other activities before your hike begins.
Children ages 2 and under do not need tickets. We recommend taking young children on the earlier hikes due to darkness increasing throughout the evening.