As many of you know, there are few visitor programs during the summer because of hotter weather and often lower staffing. There are occasional events, but usually the only presentation is the park movie at the Visitor Center.
One of the first events of the new visitor season will be SCOTTY'S CASTLE DAYS, a special two-day event next month to show visitors what is going on there and what they can expect when it reopens in 2019. Interpretive rangers in historic attire will talk about life at the castle, the underground utilities, the damage and repairs, the challenges of preserving and restoring while keeping the Castle’s historic character, and the new Visitor Center and exhibits, and more, and visitors can enjoy a new virtual reality tour.
Scotty’s Castle Days will be October 7-8, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Furnace Creek Visitor Center (no events at the Castle; the area is still closed to the public).
Regular daily events resume in November, with indoor and outdoor talks, demonstrations (no, not the First Amendment kind), guided walks or hikes, occasional adventure hikes, evening auditorium or patio programs, and the ever-popular stargazing, sometimes with telescopes, led by rangers or visiting amateur or professional astronomers. When they start, schedules and program details can be found on the park website:
Go to Plan Your Visit > Things to Do > Guided Tours