Star Party Averages

All programs are subject to capacity limits. Twilight Programs & Star Parties typically sell out and our Daytime Programs frequently sell out during busy periods like Spring Break. To ensure program participation, make advance reservations using the online system.

Those who have been to Star Parties in the past may know how popular these programs can be. The following table shows the average attendance per Star Party for each month. Expected weather can be a large factor influencing crowd size at any given Star Party. Major holidays also typically bring much larger than average crowds. Texas school systems Spring Break is our busiest time of the year. 

Month Average Star Party
January  142
February  231
March  547
April  285
May  277
June  364
July  406
August  311
September  193
October  302
November  291
December  239


We may be in the "middle of nowhere" but we do see some large crowds!

Visitors enjoying a star party at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center at McDonald

Star Party