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2024 Solar Eclipse

2024 Solar Eclipse

The most celestial event of the decade!


April 8, 2024

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.

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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! Ticket holders, please allow extra time for travel and parking due to increased traffic.

Solar Eclipse

Monday, April 8

9am-4pm | Jonsson Color Garden  

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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