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The Earth to Sky Park is an environmental educational park for those interested in learning about the natural world we live in, from the earth to the sky. The Park is open to the public and there is 24-hour access to the parking area for stargazing.

Hours of Operation & Contact Information

The Earth to Sky Park Visitor Center is open

Wednesdays and Thursdays 1p-5p
Fridays and Saturdays: 1p-7p
Sundays 1p-5p
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

International Dark Sky Association regulations require 24/7 access to the Earth to Sky Park. Guests are welcome to stargaze at any time, even when the Visitor’s Center, Planetarium and Observatory are closed: for details visit the Bare Dark Sky Observatory under "Visiting When the Observatory is Closed".

Contact us by calling the Visitor Center: 828-470-7584
Physical Park Address: 66 Energy Exchange Dr. Burnsville, NC 28714
Mailing Address: PO Box 547 Spruce Pine, NC 28777

For questions about special accommodations please call 828-470-7584

For special accommodations or Observatory questions email: observatory@mayland.edu
For special accommodations or Planetarium questions email: planetarium@mayland.edu

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From Marion through Spruce Pine:
Travel to Spruce Pine via Hwy 221 north to Hwy 226 west.
Turn left onto Hwy 19E south toward Burnsville and travel about 8 miles.
Turn right onto Hwy 80 north and travel about 2 miles.
Turn left onto Landfill Road. Follow the signs to Mayland Earth to Sky Park.

From Asheville through Burnsville:
From I-26 West toward Tennessee take exit 9 (Burnsville exit).
On Hwy 19E north travel approximately 21 miles, passing through Burnsville.
Turn left onto Hwy 80 north and travel about 2 miles.
Turn left onto Landfill Road. Follow the signs to Mayland Earth to Sky Park.

Earth To Sky Park 66 Energy Exchange Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714

Contact Us!

Call 828-470-7584

Email with Observatory questions:
observatory@mayland.edu

Email with Planetarium questions:
planetarium@mayland.edu

Physical Address:
66 Energy Exchange Dr. Burnsville, NC.

Mailing address:
PO Box 547 Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

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