Here is our calendar of events scheduled for 2017. Please remember that all events are subject to change! Please call before coming to make sure the event has not been cancelled. All events are weather permitting! All events take place outdoors!

2017 Calendar of Events

Gulf Fritillary

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Butterfly Bio Blitz- Saturday August 19th from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Join us for our fifth bio blitz held at Ocmulgee National Monument. The event is open to the public and we are encouraging the general public to come out and participate in the event. Participants will help us collect data and identify the different species of butterfly on the park grounds. Butterflies are one of the most beautiful elements of the natural world and ecologically important pollinators, consumers, and food sources for other animals.

On August 19, 2017, from 9:00am-3:00pm participants will conduct a day of field observations counting butterflies along the trails with Ocmulgee National Monument. Participant will be given a free butterfly bio blitz t-shirt, water bottle, and much more. The park will provide cameras, binoculars, and field guides while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, binoculars, and field guides if possible as well as appropriate clothing is required of all participants, closed-toed shoes, sun protection, water, and snacks.

Children’s education and craft programs available that include: painting a butterfly bank to take home as a souvenir of the event. There will be a children's story time at 11:00 am.
Fancy Dancer

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Ocmulgee Indian Celebration- September 16th & 17th 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Ocmulgee National Monument will host the 26thAnnual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration September 16 and 17. This cultural experience provides an opportunity to interact with people from all of the Southeastern Native cultures, plus representatives of other tribes from throughout the nation. Over 300 Native People, artists, dancers, storytellers, musicians, and historic lifestyle demonstrators, will share their culture with the visiting public. The Celebration is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for both children 6 to 12 and active duty military, children under 6 are free. This year we will have some off-site parking for handicap visitors at the Macon-Bibb Health Department at 171 Emery Hwy.

World Snake Day: Kids Rattlesnake Craft- July 16th at 3:00 pm-3:30pm

Kids can learn about snakes and make a rattlesnake craft. The park only has 25 rattlesnake crafts available so it is on a first come, first serve basis.
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Solar Eclipse- August 21st 2:15 pm-2:45 pm

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017 and you'll be able to see it in Macon. This will be the country's first total solar eclipse in 38 years.

The park will be doing a short talk before the eclipse on the astronomy of the Mississippian Culture and the history of solar eclipses. Please meet on top of the Great Temple Mound at 2:15 pm to receive your free solar eclipse glasses. The park only has 50 glasses to giveaway. The eclipse is going to be seen from Macon between 2:30pm-2:45pm.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.

Last updated: July 9, 2017

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