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Summer Solstice Evening Hike 

Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$17.00 – $23.00


We’ll see panoramic views of the long-setting sun as we hike in the West Medows Loop and explore the significance of the summer solstice in Wisconsin.  

Literally meaning “Sun stands still,” this date marks the beginning of astronomical summer in the northern hemisphere and is usually the longest day of the year, with respect to sunrise-sunset. The solstice officially occurs when the Sun passes directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer, this year at 3:50pm. Celebrated across cultures for centuries, many view this as a time of new beginnings, healing and rejuvenation – a time to reconnect ourselves to the natural world.

You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the astronomical science behind this day, as well as a greater appreciation of changes in nature as the season progresses. Your guide for the evening will be Director of Education Tom Finley.  

Members: $17 | Non-Members: $23 


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June 20 | Solstice Hike | Member
13 available
June 20 | Summer Solstice | Nonmember
13 available


Thursday, June 20, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$17.00 – $23.00
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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 E. Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 United States
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