Watch the Perseids Meteor Shower in Your Pajamas at the Botanic Gardens 8/11

Finding the best view of a meteor shower isn’t always easy – but the Perseids Pajama Party makes it a little easier. You can get out of town (kind-of), put on your pajamas and watch the meteor shower and enjoy family activities all evening long.

Bring your blanket or lawn chair, wear your cozy pyjamas and look up, way up, during one of the busiest times in the night sky. Stargazing with the Royal Astronomical Society, fun-in-the-dark family games, bedtime stories and more. 

The event starts a little later in the evening (or, let’s face it – when most kids are heading to bed), so a late nap during the day is the easiest way to set yourself up for success.

What’s happening at the Gardens?

  • 8:00-11 pm // ongoing activities
  • 8:30-9:00 pm // Presentation from Royal Astronomical Society
  • 9:00-9:30 pm // Reading by author Joan Marie Galat from her book “Dark Matters: Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution”
  • 9:30-10:00 pm // Bedtime stories for kids
  • 10:00-10:30 pm //Sky Tour with Royal Astronomical Society members
  • 12 am // Garden closed

In the event of cloudy weather, many event activities will go on, although sky observing may be limited. In the event of rainy weather, the event may be cancelled. Please call or check the website if weather conditions are uncertain.

Regular admission applies for the Perseids Pajama Party, at the rate of $31/family. It’s an inexpensive way to spend the night outside (bundle up, it gets cold after the sun goes down) and count how many wishes you can make upon a ‘shooting star’ or meteor, this weekend.

Get all of the details of the event at




Lori is the mother of three young girls, passionate about exploring, experiencing and adventure. In between adventures, you’ll find her hanging out with her family, in the suburbs of Edmonton. Trying hard to be a winter-person, you’ll find her trying hard to get outside during the winter months, and barefoot, with the sand and grass between her toes during the summer months.