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Saturday, June 6

Naturalist Niche: Buzz on Bees
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $25 Adult, $8 Adult Annual Passholder, $15 Youth, $6 Youth Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required. Includes Park admission.
Chimney Rock, NC,

Bees are the pollinators in the floral community. They are also some of the hardest working insects in the world. This two-hour learning session will give you an in-depth look at the role that these fascinating creatures play in our eco-system. Plan for classroom time as well as exploring our pollinator garden during this educational experience.

Saturday, June 13

A Gorge-ous Evening Out for Annual Passholders
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $20 for Adult Annual Passholders, $5 for Youth Rockin’ Discovery Passholders. Pre-registration required.
Chimney Rock, NC,

The Hickory Nut Gorge is home to iconic landmarks like Chimney Rock and Lake Lure but it also hosts an assortment of locally-crafted foods and drinks. A Gorge-ous Evening Out is an intimate evening event for annual passholders that features the Gorge’s natural settings while enjoying locally-made gourmet appetizers, artisanal cheese, craft beer and wine as the sun sinks behind the mountains. This event is exclusively for annual passholders only. If you would like to become an annual passholder click here. Pre-registration is required, reserve your spot below.

Monday, June 15 - Tuesday, June 30

Summer Family Animal Encounters
Time: Daily at 2pm
Cost: Included with Park admission.
Chimney Rock, NC,

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Ambassadors to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park Naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories.

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 21

Father’s Day Weekend Special: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
Time: Park hours
Cost: Buy one regular-price adult ticket and get one free when you purchase your tickets online June 20 - 21.
Chimney Rock, NC,

There’s no better way to spend time with Dad than in the great outdoors. Celebrate Dad and all he’s done for you with a getaway to Chimney Rock to enjoy incredible views and scenic hiking with the family. We’ll even make it easy for you–buy one regular-price adult admission and Dad’s or Grandpa’s admission is free when you purchase your tickets online.

This offer is only available for online ticket purchases and is only valid June 20-21, 2020. We will be posting the promo code on our website and on social media the week of the promotion. Stay tuned.

Saturday, June 20

Nature at Night: Last Night of Spring Hike
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $25 Adult, $8 Adult Annual Passholder, $15 Youth, $6 Youth Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required. Includes Park admission.
Chimney Rock, NC,

Ever wonder what Chimney Rock looks like after sundown? Find out during this nighttime excursion, led by an expert naturalist. You will want to bring a headlamp or flashlight, dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Space is limited to 15, and advance registration is required. Reserve your spot below.

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