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Total Eclipse of Fort Worth

On April 8, 2024, residents of Texas will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the moon pass between the Earth and the Sun in a total eclipse that will cast an enormous shadow upon the Lone Star State. So grab your special glasses and step outside as you prepare to be in awe!

While the partial eclipse is a several-hour phenomenon starting at 10am on the 8th, Fort Worth is right in the line of totality and expected to have two and a half minutes of complete darkness starting at 1:40pm.

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So where should Fort Worthians and out-of-town visitors go to snag a perfectly unobstructed view of the sky? Well, we have a couple suggestions to enhance the communal experience. The Fort Worth Science and History Museum is partnering with the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens to provide two different viewing spots. From 10am until 3pm, the museum will offer fun eclipse activities and space science for the entire family. Solar eclipse glasses will be available for purchase for $3 in addition to the general admission ticket price. However, there will be a free viewing area outside the museum where guests can also purchase eclipse glasses. The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens will also be hosting their own eclipse event. From 10am to 3pm, guests can enjoy educational activities and view the eclipse from the gardens. Once again, guests can purchase $3 eclipse glasses plus general admission. As at the Science and History Museum, there will be a free-to-the-public viewing spot near the garden center.

Whether you’re working, have the day off, or visiting from out of town, make sure you make it outside at 1:40pm to witness the total eclipse and darkness here in Fort Worth. There won’t be another one in the United States until 2044, so this really is a special experience you don’t want to miss. Just make sure you don’t forget your glasses!


Written by Annie, a local expert guide for Fort Worth Crawling. After living in NYC for three years, this Fort Worth native is excited to return to her roots in Panther City. She enjoys traveling and the great outdoors and is passionate about the arts, community, tacos, and (of course) Texas beer. Join Annie for history and beer on Fort Worth Crawling’s Cowboy Pub Crawl!



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