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Solar Eclipse 2024

Experience the celestial wonder in the heart of Garland!

Join us for a series of unforgettable solar eclipse events that promise to mesmerize and inspire. Our carefully curated gatherings bring together science enthusiasts, families, and curious minds alike to witness the magic of a solar eclipse.

Immerse yourself with awe-inspiring views, educational activities, and shared excitement. Don't miss out on these extraordinary celestial moments – come out and be part of an unforgettable celebration in Garland!

The total solar eclipse will pass through Garland between 12:23 p.m. and 3:02 p.m. with totality beginning at 1:40 p.m.

Special Events in Garland

Ever wonder how people throughout history have viewed eclipses? Wonder no more with this lively reenactment by the South Garland Library puppeteers!

Learn how people throughout history reacted to eclipses and other astronomical phenomena.

Eclipse Maker Party

South Garland Library
Saturday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m.

Stop by to make different eclipse-themed crafts, play and game and pick up a pair of free solar eclipse glasses. All ages are welcome!

Free solar eclipse glasses will be provided while supplies last.

Solar Eclipse Day

Central Library Express
Monday, April 8 from 12:23 p.m. - 3:02 p.m.

Meet on the front lawn of the Central Library Express to experience the upcoming eclipse!

Solar viewers will be available in limited supply. Remember to bring your chairs and blanket!

The eclipse peaks at 1:40 p.m.

Eclipse Party

Downtown Garland Square
Monday, April 8 at 11 a.m.

Join us at the Downtown Garland Square beginning at 11 a.m. for a presentation from Garland ISD Planetarium Director Charlie Ruiz, DJ, activities, games, and of course, the eclipse!

For lunch, stop by one of the many restaurants in Downtown and make sure to look for an eclipse-themed special while you’re there.

Garland is directly in the path of totality, so you’ll have front row seats to the solar eclipse event of the century!
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