TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 6 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 6 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

Eclipse in the Garden

Save the date! Mark your calendars and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History invite you to witness the awe-inspiring total solar eclipse on April 8! Immerse yourself in nature as the moon dances across the sun, creating a magical twilight spectacle never to be forgotten.  

 

Event Details: 

  • Monday, April 8 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Time of Totality: 1:41 p.m.
  • Price: General admission plus $3 solar eclipse glasses; free admission and glasses with Garden membership
  • *A free viewing area with free educational activities will be available outside of the Garden Center. Solar eclipse glasses will be on sale for $3.
  • Parking is free.

What to expect at the Garden:  

      • Prime eclipse viewing: Our expansive North and South Vistas offer unobstructed views of the sky, making for the perfect backdrop for observing the eclipse in all its glory. 
      • Safe and informed experience: Solar eclipse glasses will be available for purchase for $3 in addition to the general admission price. For guests not wanting to participate in solar eclipse activities, there will be a free viewing area outside of the Garden Center where guests can purchase solar eclipse glasses for $3.  
      • Family-friendly fun: From community science with members of our research team to solar eclipse bingo and more, expect plenty of engaging activities as we await the solar eclipse. 

Don’t forget to: 

      • Bring your solar eclipse glasses (available for purchase on-site) 
      • Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing 
      • Pack sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water 
      • Bring a blanket or folding chairs for comfortable viewing 
      • For total solar eclipse safety information visit: Safety – NASA Science  

What’s so special about this eclipse?

      • A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon crosses directly between the Earth and the Sun, blocking some or all the Sun’s light.
      • Solar eclipses happen on Earth two to five times a year, and total solar eclipses happen on average every 18 months. So, if total solar eclipses are not so rare, why has Fort Worth not seen one since July 29, 1878? This is because total solar eclipses only recur in one given place within the span of 360 to 410 years.
      • Fort Worth will be in the path of totality, the point of the eclipse where the Moon fully covers the Sun to produce total darkness, for two and a half minutes starting at 1:41 p.m.
      • Both the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are official NSTA/SSI Solar Eclipse Partners.

Looking for even more solar eclipse fun? Head to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for additional activities! FWMSH and Garden members receive reciprocal free admission for this event.  

 

 

Date

Apr 08 2024

Time

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Eclipse in the Garden

Date

Apr 08 2024

Time

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Save the date! Mark your calendars and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History invite you to witness the awe-inspiring total solar eclipse on April 8! Immerse yourself in nature as the moon dances across the sun, creating a magical twilight spectacle never to be forgotten.  

 

Event Details: 

  • Monday, April 8 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Time of Totality: 1:41 p.m.
  • Price: General admission plus $3 solar eclipse glasses; free admission and glasses with Garden membership
  • *A free viewing area with free educational activities will be available outside of the Garden Center. Solar eclipse glasses will be on sale for $3.
  • Parking is free.

What to expect at the Garden:  

      • Prime eclipse viewing: Our expansive North and South Vistas offer unobstructed views of the sky, making for the perfect backdrop for observing the eclipse in all its glory. 
      • Safe and informed experience: Solar eclipse glasses will be available for purchase for $3 in addition to the general admission price. For guests not wanting to participate in solar eclipse activities, there will be a free viewing area outside of the Garden Center where guests can purchase solar eclipse glasses for $3.  
      • Family-friendly fun: From community science with members of our research team to solar eclipse bingo and more, expect plenty of engaging activities as we await the solar eclipse. 

Don’t forget to: 

      • Bring your solar eclipse glasses (available for purchase on-site) 
      • Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing 
      • Pack sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water 
      • Bring a blanket or folding chairs for comfortable viewing 
      • For total solar eclipse safety information visit: Safety – NASA Science  

What’s so special about this eclipse?

      • A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon crosses directly between the Earth and the Sun, blocking some or all the Sun’s light.
      • Solar eclipses happen on Earth two to five times a year, and total solar eclipses happen on average every 18 months. So, if total solar eclipses are not so rare, why has Fort Worth not seen one since July 29, 1878? This is because total solar eclipses only recur in one given place within the span of 360 to 410 years.
      • Fort Worth will be in the path of totality, the point of the eclipse where the Moon fully covers the Sun to produce total darkness, for two and a half minutes starting at 1:41 p.m.
      • Both the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are official NSTA/SSI Solar Eclipse Partners.

Looking for even more solar eclipse fun? Head to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for additional activities! FWMSH and Garden members receive reciprocal free admission for this event.