Death Valley will celebrate the re-opening of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center on November 3rd and 4th, 2012, with 20 Mule Team demonstrations, new interpretive exhibits, music and an official ribbon cutting. Entrance to the park is free on both days. 

• Remodeled LEED Certified Mission 66 Visitor Center
• HD “Living Death Valley” Film
• New Interpretive Exhibits
• Special Ranger Programs and Tours
• Return of the US Borax 20 Mule Team
• Fee Free on Sat., Nov. 3 & Sun., Nov. 4

FURNACE CREEK VISITOR CENTER GRAND RE-OPENING

Saturday, November 3 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Programs and activities at Furnace Creek Visitor Center
11:00 am – noon
US Borax Twenty Mule Team Presentation with Bobby Tanner
Location: Furnace Creek Airport

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
US Borax Twenty Mule Team Demonstration
Location: Furnace Creek to Harmony Borax Works

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music by “South Coast” Don Truby and Jean Pickard
Location: Furnace Creek Visitor Center Courtyard

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“The Story of Stan Jones, The Singing Ranger” by Mike Ward
Music by Keeter Stuart
Location: Furnace Creek Visitor Center Auditorium

Sunday, November 4 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Programs and activities at Furnace Creek Visitor Center

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee with Death Valley NP Superintendents:
Ed Rothfuss (1982-1994), Dick Martin (1994-2001),
JT Reynolds (2001-2009), Sarah Craighead (2009-2012)
Location: Borax Museum back patio, Furnace Creek Ranch

11:00 am – noon
US Borax Twenty Mule Team Presentation with Bobby Tanner
Location: Furnace Creek Airport

12:oo noon
Music by “South Coast”
Location: Furnace Creek Visitor Center Courtyard

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Reception
Location: Furnace Creek Visitor Center Courtyard

2:00 pm
Cake Reception & Music by “South Coast”
Location: Furnace Creek Visitor Center Courtyard

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
US Borax Twenty Mule Team Demonstration
Location: Furnace Creek to Harmony Borax Works
Entrance fees to Death Valley National Park will be waived for Saturday and Sunday

 

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