Elachee Solar Eclipse Festival

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

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

Elachee thanks Liberty Utilities, the Solar Eclipse Festival sponsor.Are you ready for a once in a lifetime natural phenomenon? Elachee invites you to a pre-eclipse astronomy day. We will help prepare to safely experience the awe-inspiring eclipse of the Sun that will blanket northeast Georgia on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Program Fee: Pay at the Gate

  • 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 for each paid guest (while supplies last), along with entry to Elachee’s Visitor Center, Natural History and Live Animal Exhibits. IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current demand for solar eclipse safety glasses, Elachee will not sell additional glasses to paid guests. If any glasses remain at the conclusion of the festival, Elachee will sell these through the Nature Shop until 5 p.m. Saturday.

Festival 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.

Dress Rehearsal for the Real Thing: Press Release 

Top 10 Things to Know about the Solar Eclipse: Blog Post