February 28, 2008Bays Mountain Park Planetarium
Bay's Mountain Planetarium Theater has two brand new must see features:
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope & Galileo's
Views. Check out show descriptions and show times below.
The newly rerovated Planetarium Theater at Bays Mountain Park is now
open to the public.
Tickets are available on the day of the program and on a first-come,
first-served basis only.
The Planetarium seats 102 observers and is
available for private shows. The Planetarium Theater is new from dome
to carpet and is full of new state-of-the-art technologies.
$1.3 million overhaul, the theater boasts a brand new dome, a new
digital projector, new 6.1 surround sound, new seats, walls and
carpeting. Bays Mountain Park welcomes all visitors and is handicapped
||Four hundred years ago, a simple adjustment to a child’s spyglass
revealed for the first time an infinite and perplexing universe to our
eyes and imaginations. Join us today, as the world‘s great telescopes,
born of that serendipitous moment, gaze ever further into the distant
past — and into our future.
25-minute program will be followed by a short "live" program entitled
"Galileo's Views", which will present the starry skies as Galileo would
have viewed them in 1609 from Padua, Italy. Galileo's observations of
Venus, Jupiter and the Moon will be demonstrated.
Monday through Friday:
1, 2,& 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m.
Tickets are $3.00 for ages 6 and older. Children 5 and under are free.
Bays Mountain Park
Bays Mountain Park is a 3500 acre nature preserve that has a little bit
of something for everyone. The park features a Nature Center, Animal
Enclosures, a Herpetarium, a Raptor Center, a Farmstead Museum, and a
state of the art Planetarium Theater. The Nature Center houses
exhibits exploring everything from Natural History to Space
Exploration. Various Animal Enclosures house Deer, Bobcats, Otters,
Raccoons, Wolves, and Turtles. The Herpetarium displays an array of
reptiles and amphibians, and the Raptor Center houses the birds of
prey, such as hawks, owls, and falcons. The Farmstead Museum displays
antique paraphernalia used by our Tennessee predecessors, such as farm
and household tools and machinery.
Along with over 25 miles of beautiful trails and gorgeous
northeastern Tennessee mountaintop scenery, Bays Mountain Park contains
over 60 kinds of flowers during the spring. And during the fall, the
Fall Leaf Tour showcases the vibrant colors of our Appalachian
mountains. Plus during the winter, Bays Mountain Park opens its trails
to skiers for a brisk cross country experience. So, don’t miss out.
Bays Mountain has something for everyone and is ready to let you in on
For directions to Bays Mountain Park click here
To visit the Bays Mountain Park website click here.