Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park at Scott invites the community to its Star Gazing from 7–8 p.m. Saturday, March 2.


“This remote archeological park provides a perfect backdrop for viewing the night sky,” according to a news release.


A park interpreter will guide visitors through some basic constellations and tell Native American stories while visitors explore the site in a whole new way, according to the release.


“Every year three hunters track the great bear across the sky until fall, seven sisters forage for a mystery plant, and the great dog stands guard at the gate to the other world…” These are the stories about constellations told by certain Native American tribes. “Throughout time, humans have been fascinated by and studied the ‘sky world’.”


Whether visitors are new star gazers or scientists, everyone is invited to come and relax while appreciating earth’s natural night lights, according to the release.


Toltec is in Lonoke County just southeast of Little Rock. Space is limited, so participants should make reservations and meet at the visitor information center.


Admission is $4 for adults, $3 children ages 6-12, and free for those under 6.


Toltec is a day-use park dedicated to Native American education, research and preservation. The park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.


Information on Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park can be found online at: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/toltec/.


Details: Park Interpreter, Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, 490 Toltec Mounds Road, AR, 72142; 501-961-9442; amy.griffin@arkansas.gov or melissa.ray@arkansas.gov.