2024 Solar Eclipse

Great American Eclipse

The most celestial event of the decade, the Great American Eclipse, will be viewable at the Dallas Arboretum on April 8, 2024! This extraordinary event will feature a Total Solar Eclipse, where the moon will completely obscure the sun for nearly 4.5 minutes. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this breathtaking phenomenon, and we have a stellar lineup of partners and activities to make it an unforgettable experience.

Admission

Admission for the eclipse viewing on April 8 is now SOLD OUT, and walk-ups will not be accepted on the day of the eclipse. However, you’re invited to participate in the pre-eclipse programming and space expo on April 6 & 7. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into the wonders of space and prepare for the eclipse with engaging activities and exhibits!

Eclipse Weekend Space Expo

Saturday, April 6

10am-2pm | Children’s Garden: Exploration Center 
Space EXPO | NASA Heat and University of North Texas 

10:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm | Children’s Garden: Exploration Center 
Story Time and OmniGlobe with Author and Astrophysicist, Jeff Bennett 

1-2pm | A Tasteful Place 
Jeff Bennett: Get Ready for Totality! Everything You Want to Know for Mondays Total Solar Eclipse. ​

Saturday, April 7

10am-2pm | Children’s Garden: Exploration Center 
Space EXPO | NASA Earth and Space Science Missions, International Space Station National Labs, Limitless Space Institute, and University of Colorado Boulder 

10:30am & 1:30pm | Children’s Garden: Exploration Center  
Story Time From Space – Meet & Greet with Astronaut, Alvin Drew and Astrophysicist, Jeff Bennett 

11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. | Children’s Garden: Walne Family Discovery Lab  
Simulating the Eclipse Hands-on Lab with Pasco Scientific 

11:30am & 2:30pm | Children’s Garden: Exploration Center  
OmniGlobe with Astronaut, Alvin Drew and Astrophysicist, Jeff Bennett ​​​​​​​​

Solar Eclipse

Monday, April 8​​​​​​​

9am-4pm | Jonsson Color Garden  
NASA  

9am-4pm | Camp Lawn 
Big Kid Science, Story Time from Space, University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Rachael Beaton, International Space Station National Lab, Limitless Space Institute, and Space Foundation

9am-4pm | Children’s Adventure Garden 
University of North Texas, PASCO Scientific, and NOAA

9am-1pm | Lakeside 
Country Critters Petting Zoo 

10am-11am | Rosine Hall 
Story Time From Space – Meet & Greet with Astronaut, Alvin Drew and Astrophysicist, Jeff Bennett 

10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm | Children’s Adventure Garden
Eclipse OmniGlobe with NASA’s Maurice Henderson

11am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm | Children’s Adventure Garden
Walne Family Discover Lab: Layers of the Earth

11am–2pm | Jonsson Color Garden​ 
Eclipse Panel Discussion – NASA​ 

11am | VIP Meet and Greet
Jeff Bennett 

11am | Rosine Hall ​ 
Talking Space with Dr. Rachael Beaton, Astronomer 

11:30am | Rosine Hall​ 
Talking Space with Jimmy Negus, Astrophysicist​

12–1pm • A Tasteful Place
ABC Good Morning America – 1 hour live broadcast of GMA3

12pm–2pm | Concert Stage​ 
Eclipse Panel Discussion – Jeff Bennett, Rachael Beaton, Jimmy Negus, and Alvin Drew​ 

Solar Eclipse
12:23pm | Partial Eclipse Begins 
1:40pm | Total Eclipse Begins (3m 52s) 
1:42pm | Max Eclipse 
1:44pm | Total Eclipse Ends 
3:02pm | Partial Eclipse Ends 

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