Come and enjoy the Great American Eclipse AND an art experience at Aullwood Farm! Aullwood will be opening specially on Monday, April 8, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so visitors can make a commemorative eclipse art piece with Chris Rowlands, explore our Nature Center and Farm, and see the Thomas Dambo “The Troll that Hatched an Egg” art exhibit.
The eclipse is expected to occur at 3:09 p.m. and Dayton is in the narrow path of totality - meaning the moon will entirely cover the sun and it will be dark during the day. The afternoon’s adventure will start with free activities and more information about the solar eclipse inside the Farm Discovery Center. Free art supplies will be available to make your commemorative pinhole projection art piece. Once the eclipse begins, everyone will move outside to watch the eclipse and observe bird and animal behaviors that occur during eclipse totality. Guests can look safely at the eclipse via their pinhole projections and take commemorative photos with their art/projections. There will also be certified eclipse glasses available for purchase. Quantities are limited so come early! Visitors may also bring their own solar eclipse glasses. You can share this amazing experience with Aullwood’s team of naturalists and observe the weird and interesting things that happen during an eclipse in the natural world such as nocturnal animals calling and interesting shadows and light. Earth is the only planet that experiences total eclipses, and the next one isn't until 2044!
- Monday, Apr 8, 2024
- Location: 9101 Frederick Pike, Aullwood Audubon Farm, OH
- Phone: (937) 890-7360
- Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Price: This event is free for members of Friends of Aullwood, National Audubon Society and ANCA affiliated organizations with membership card or receipt. Non-members attending pay regular Aullwood admission, free for children 3 and under, $8.00 for children 4 to 12, $12.00 for adults 13 to 64, and $10.00 for seniors age 65 and over and active duty military members.