This calendar contains a wide variety of events across the DFW Metroplex for all ages and interests. We hope you will use it as your central hub for planning your stay in DFW if you have travelled to view the Total Solar Eclipse or if you are a resident seeking to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

While the majority of the events are scheduled during the weekend before the Total Eclipse, others are programmed in the months leading up to the April 8, 2024 celestial event. Learn more about the Total Eclipse DFW here.

Event options include learning opportunities to help you and your family understand what happens during the Total Solar Eclipse, how to prepare and most importantly, how to protect your eyes during the lead up to and the aftermath of the period of totality.

Other events include music, arts, sports, celebrations, museums, businesses, food, local entertainment, tours and many others.

Total Eclipse DFW invited groups with events to upload the information to our site as a service to the community. We take no responsibility for the events, organizations/entities or any representations they have made. We provided the calendar only and are not liable for users’ experience with these organizations or events. By using the calendar on this website, you take full responsibility for your own dealings with the event organizers and posters.

With this understanding in place, we suggest you check back regularly to see additional events that have been posted. We expect the calendar to be updated more frequently by the community as the Total Solar Eclipse nears!

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Total Eclipse of the Heard – McKinney, Texas

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$5 – $25
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary graphic for solar eclipse

Total Eclipse of the Heard – McKinney, Texas

Turn around, bright eyes! Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. On April 8th, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible from our location, and we’re planning an incredible event to celebrate this rare cosmic event. Join us for a day of exploration and discovery as we witness the moon completely cover the sun, plunging the world into darkness for a few brief, awe-inspiring moments.

We’ll guide you through the science behind the eclipse, sharing fascinating facts about this incredible phenomenon and answering your questions. You’ll also have the chance to explore our beautiful sanctuary and observe the wildlife that makes their home here. Don’t miss your chance to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event with us at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary!

Each attendee will receive solar eclipse glasses with ticket purchase!

Come for the eclipse or stay all day and explore–it’s up to you! More information coming soon.

Tickets are limited. Be sure to save your spot now.

Non-Member Rates: $25 for Adults, $15 for Ages 3-12

Member Rate: $5


Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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