We all love the color of fall leaves, but what causes it? Science time! Leaves serve as food factories for plants, where the chemical chlorophyll creates energy and gives leaves their green color. In the cooler months, trees stop their food-making process. The chlorophyll breaks down to reveal the reds, oranges, and yellows of fall!
About Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium:
Program Schedule and Fees (Summer)
Barge Ride: $5.00 per person
Daily at 1:00, 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Planetarium Shows: $5.00 per person
Monday thru Friday at 1:00, 2:00 (alternate show), and 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 1:00, 2:00 (alternate show), 4:00, and 5:00 p.m.
Nature Program: $3.00 per person
Daily at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday Wolf Program at 10:30 a.m.
Zip Line: $10.00 per person, per ride (must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to time of activity)
Wednesday-Sunday at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m. (thru August 14) Only $5.00 per car. $15.00 pr bus/passenger van.
Annual memberships available for as little as $25.00 for an Individual or $35.00 for a Family Membership.Located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, this 3550 acre nature preserve features 38 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, a 44 acre lake, Nature Center, Farmstead Museum, and a spectacular Planetarium Theater with a 40 foot diameter dome.