Elachee Solar Eclipse Festival

Date & Time
August 19th, 2017 10:00 AM

Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime natural phenomenon? Elachee invites you to a day of astronomy. We will help prepare you to become a citizen scientist, ready to safely experience the awe-inspiring eclipse of the Sun on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Program Fee

  • General Admission: $10 per person (2 years and up)
  • Elachee Member Admission: $5 per person (2 years and up)

Admission fee includes solar eclipse safety glasses (while supplies last), along with entry to Elachee's Visitor Center, Museum and Live Animal Exhibits.

Location: Elachee Visitor Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, GA 30504 MAP / DIRECTIONS

Things to Do at the Festival

  • STARLAB Portable Planetarium
    Participate in Elachee's highly acclaimed Seeing Stars program inside the STARLAB. Programs are 30 minutes and start at 10:15 a.m. Want a sneak peek? WATCH VIDEO 
  • Solar Telescopes
    Safely view the surface of the sun through solar telescopes, under the guidance of Elachee's skilled naturalist team. Viewing is first come, first serve throughout the event.
  • Solar Eclipse 2017 Presentation
    Hear astronomer and senior Elachee Naturalist Robert Webb as he discusses what to expect during the Solar Eclipse 2017 and how to prepare. Sessions are 30 minutes and start at 10:30 a.m.
  • Children's Craft
    Make a solar eclipse craft sure to come in handy on August 21, 2017.

Thanks to event sponsor Liberty Utilities for making possible Elachee's public nature programming event the Solar Eclipse Festival on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.