Sun, Moon, and You: Dallas Cotton Bowl Solar Eclipse

04/08/2024 @ 9:30am


Cotton Bowl Stadium

3750 The Midway, Dallas, Texas

Event Details

Got plans for the total solar eclipse? Join us at the Dallas Cotton Bowl for this FREE event, co-hosted by NOAA, NASA, and NSF, to observe the total solar eclipse on April 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The event will feature scientific speakers, and PBS series Ready, Jet, Go!, astronomer Amy Mainzer, and the Ready Jet Go Band will be there to help us understand and anticipate the eclipse in real-time.

Gates will open at 8:30 a.m., so come early to visit booths and exhibits, which will include hands-on activities and take-home handouts. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided while supplies last. The event ends at 2 p.m., but booths will remain open until the gates close at 3:30 p.m.

The partial solar eclipse begins at 12:23 p.m. local time (CDT) and lasts until 3:02 p.m. Totality (when the entire Sun is covered!) begins at 1:40 p.m. and ends at 1:44 p.m. With 3 minutes and 52 seconds of totality, Dallas is an excellent location to witness the Great American Eclipse, and we’d love to have you experience it with us at Cotton Bowl Stadium!

Please check the NOAA event webpage frequently, as it will be updated with more information regarding activities and reserving your spot at the Cotton Bowl.