MarsFest 2018

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February 23-25th, Death Valley National Park2018 Linking Extremes of Earth and Space! We are proud to again bring educators, scientists, the public, and National Park enthusiasts together to share this little known, but extremely important, use of our public land.

There are very few places in the world where the extremes of our planet can offer a look into what may be possible in our Solar System and beyond. This event features keynote speakers,...

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PUBLIC MEETING: Scotty's Castle Exhibits

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Scotty’s Castle Exhibits  
January 31, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 pm
Multipurpose Room
Furnace Creek Visitor Center
Death Valley, CA 
Would you like to have a sneak peek into the plans for the new interpretive exhibits at Scotty's Castle? Now that the Environmental Assessment has closed we are just waiting to hear about approval of the last compliance piece before work on Bonnie Claire Road and Scotty's Castle Buildings can begin....

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Christmas Bird Count 2017


Through the holiday season, citizen scientists will once again fan out across America and America's national parks to count birds. One of the longest running citizen science events in the world, the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count (CBC) began in 1900. It provides reliable data that help demonstrate the importance of national parks to birds.

This year the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for Death Valley National Park will take place on December 16,...

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Keane Wonder Mine is Re-open!

Step back in time and experience one of the most unique historical mining sites in Death Valley! On November 7th, 2017, the Keane Wonder Mine was reopened after its closure in 2008. Operating in the early 1900s, the Keane Wonder Mine was one of the most successful gold mines in Death Valley. It now remains as one of the best examples of a historical gold mining operation in Death Valley National Park. What is truly...

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Scotty's Castle Restoration Update 2


After the flash floods of October 2015, the historic museum collections housed at Scotty’s Castle needed to be protected due to the lack of utilities, HVAC and the intrusion of dust and rodents into the buildings.

In this Scotty’s Castle restoration update Gretchen Voeks, Museum Curator for Scotty’s Castle, takes us on a tour of what is being done to protect and restore the irreplaceable museum collection stored at Scotty’s Castle. This video was...

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