Solar Eclipse in the Garden

Exclusive Member Viewing!


Garden Members of all levels are invited to mark this historical event! Join us as we count down to the first total solar eclipse since 1979. Bring a chair to relax on the Great Lawn and make a pinhole projector or sun print to mark the occasion.

The first 200 members who enter receive a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses to safely watch as the sun slips behind the moon at approximately 2:36pm/et. A limited supply of eclipse viewing glasses will be available for purchase from the Gift Shop the day of the event.

Due to a possible sell-out, please bring your own eclipse glasses if you have them. Supplies to make a pin hole projector will be available if you do not have glasses.


  • Entry will begin at 12pm
  • Hats, sun screen, water bottles highly recommended to make your wait more pleasant.
  • Snack Bar and Quick Cafe will be open during event, in addition to cash bars.
  • Present membership card or membership confirmation upon entrance.
  • Guest passes welcome. Non-members may join at Admissions.

Safe viewing tips


Need assistance? Please call 404-591-1544

Monday, August 21
12 - 4 pm