Solar Eclipse Sun Celebration
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party & Sun Celebration
Aug 21, 2017; 1-3pm
Free with Garden admission
Join us in the Central Garden for a sun celebration in conjunction with the solar eclipse! On August 21, as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, it will cast a shadow; Richmond will experience a partial eclipse with 85 percent of the sun’s surface shadowed by the moon. We often take it for granted, but sunlight is essential to life on Earth, including plants and people. Participate in sun-themed activities throughout the afternoon while safely enjoying this amazing astronomical event!
Please note, it is NOT safe to look at the sun without solar eclipse glasses. We will have certified for safe viewing glasses for the 500 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Please read below to learn how these will be distributed. The Garden does NOT have glasses for sale.