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Dallas Arboretum’s Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Celebrates Annular Solar Eclipse on Saturday, October 14

October 14, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$12 – $20

October 12-15 are Kelley Family Days Giving Free Entrance to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden with Paid Admission

On Sat., Oct. 14, the annular solar eclipse will pass through North, Central and South America. The Dallas Arboretum’s Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is planning several activities of this spectacular view of the partial solar eclipse. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. Note: no walk-ups will be accepted.

What is a partial eclipse? When the moon passes between the Sun and Earth but the Sun, Moon and Earth are not perfectly lined up creating a crescent shape. The moon will begin to block the sun around 10:23 a.m., and the ring of fire will appear around 11:52 a.m.

Solar Eclipse glasses can be added to your admission order. Pre-sale glasses will be available for pick-up Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gate 1 main entrance. On the day of the Eclipse, pre-sale glasses may be picked up at Jeanne’s Pavilion, adjacent to the Concert stage or DeGolyer pergola.

Annular Eclipse 2023
10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Moody Oasis

It’s a Pond Life: Wetland Investigation
2 p.m.-4 p.m. | Texas Native Wetlands
Walne Family Discovery Lab
Paper Animatronics: Dancing Astronauts
10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. | Exploration Center

Exploration Center
11 a.m. | OmniOutlook
2:30 p.m. | Shoot for the Moon

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2023

WHERE: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218

For more information on the Children’s Adventure Garden, visit here.

Advanced timed tickets are required for entry to the Arboretum by calling 214-515-6615 or visiting the website at Tickets are $12 (children 2-12 years old), $16 (seniors 65 years old and up), $20 (adults (13-64 years old), and free for those under 2 years old. Visit or social media sites for the latest information.


October 14, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$12 – $20


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, 75218
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