Eclipse watch parties pop up across DFW

NASA employees use protective glasses to view a partial solar eclipse from the rooftop at NASA Headquarters on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Washington, DC. NASA | Connie Moore.

April 4, 2024

While many North Texans may opt to stick close to home for the big eclipse on Monday, avoiding traffic jams and possible inclement weather, others will brave the forecast and crowded roads to share the experience with a few hundred others. Here are a few watch parties taking place at local parks, universities and green spaces that could be worth venturing out for. See links for details. We'll add events as we learn about them.


Addison Circle Park. Free.


Levitt Pavilion. Free.

River Legacy Nature Center. $8.

University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium. Free.


Valley Ridge Park. Free.


Dallas Arboretum - SOLD OUT

Dallas College. All seven DCCCD campuses are hosting eclipse parties, including in downtown Dallas at Founder's Plaza.

Dallas Zoo. Regular admission.

Harold Simmons Park. Free. Please register on event page.

Klyde Warren Park. Free.

University of Texas at Dallas. Free.

Texas Discovery Gardens. Regular admission.


University of North Texas. UNT will host three watch parties. Frisco, Denton and Discovery Park. Free.


Wilt Ranch Prairie Eclipse Day. $20.


Indigo Hills Prairie and Wildflower Preserve. Campsites $20/night for two guests.


Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Admission plus $3 for solar glasses.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Admission.

Fort Worth Nature Center. Eclipse Paddle ($20 with paid admission) and Solar Scoping (admission).

Fort Worth Zoo. Admission.

Tandy Hills Natural Area. Event is free but donations to Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area welcome.

Tarrant County College. TCC will host eclipse watch parties on all five campuses. Free.


Downtown Garland Square. Free.


Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center. SOLD OUT.


Heard Museum - SOLD OUT


Local State Parks - Regular admission.

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