Total Solar Eclipse at Agate Fossil Beds

The diorama in the dark.

Total Solar Eclipse

A weekend of events in celebration of the Total Solar Eclipse.

Tour groups enjoy walking to the Niobrara River bridge if time is short.

Bus Tour Groups Welcome

If time is short tour groups enjoy walking to the Niobrara River bridge after enjoying the visitor center.

The stars are bright against a very dark sky during the new moon.

Dark Night Sky for Astronomy Program

Enjoy a star gazers delight as the new moon will provide a dark background for millions of stars during the Sunday night program.

Two young children working on projects.

Kids activities will be available.

Kids activities are being planned to add fun to learning about the solar eclipse.

This event painted on the Running Water Winter Count depicts falling stars.

Native American Night Sky Stories

This event painted on the Running Water Winter Count depicts falling stars seen at the time of Red Cloud's birth. Learn more sky stories.

Agate Fossil Beds ranger adjusting a telescope

Ranger and Astronomer Educational Talks

Learn more about Solar Eclipses and why they happen, are they common and how to view them.

The bright sun behind the fossil hills.

Protect Your Eyes

The eclipse can injure eyes as it progresses. Protect your and your family’s eyes with eye protection of some kind. Not sunglasses!

A group of visitors in winter wear enjoying a night sky program.

Welcome Amateur Astronomers!

Welcome Astronomers for the Solar Eclipse weekend.

Stuffed bear wearing a ranger uniform, flat hat and volunteer patch.

Ranger Gus Says!

Ranger Gus wants everyone to be safe during the Solar Eclipse. Here are some of the rules put in place by park management.

a map of the path of totality that will be seen from coast to coast

From Sea to Shining Sea!

This map shows the path of totality that will be seen from coast to coast. Learn more about eclipses and how to enjoy them.

Last updated: August 15, 2017

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