Hamilton's Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is hosting a meteor shower watch party and overnight campout on Friday, Aug. 14, allowing stargazers some unadulterated access to the skies during the cosmic event.
Sean FitzGibbons, Pyramid Hill director, said the Meteor Shower Party is one of the park’s most popular.
"We enjoy opening up the park to visitors for the evening and with some of the highest points in Butler County, it's easy to escape the light and sound pollution of Hamilton and focus on nature's beauty," he said in a release.
The park will have a cash bar serving beer, wine, soda, water and “a special meteor-themed cocktail.” Guests are also encouraged to bring a private picnic.
Admission for the event, which lasts from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., is free for park members. Non-members must pay an admission fee of $8 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12.
Guests who might be too tired to drive home also have the option to participate in an overnight campout at the park, though preregistration is required at pyramidhill.org/events. Camping costs $50 per tent.
While campers will not have access to water or electricity, the park’s bathrooms at the Grand Pavilion will remain open overnight.
Fires are not allowed, and campers have to leave by 9 a.m. the following morning.
Lastly, the park is looking for volunteers for the event. Those interested can email [email protected]
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is located at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. More info pyramidhill.org.