Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales will host a Great American Total Solar Eclipse event on Monday, August 21. The first 400 visitors will receive a free pair of certified viewing glasses.

As one of the highest elevations in Florida, Bok Tower Gardens offers visitors a unique opportunity join the Eclipse “viewing mania” atop Iron Mountain. The first 400 hundred visitors will receive a complimentary pair of CE/ISO certified viewing glasses. General admission prices will apply.

Bok Tower Gardens
Bok Tower Gardens

This is the first total solar eclipse that will be viewable from the west coast to the east coast and of the continental United States in 99 years! Visitors will be able to view the solar eclipse at 85 percent totality, which means the moon will almost completely cover the sun. In Central Florida, the maximum viewing time will be 2:49 p.m. For the adventurous, viewing will be optimal at the Knoll or bring a picnic blanket for a relaxing view on the Great Lawn or Pinewood Estate lawn.

Hammock Hollow Children's Garden
Hammock Hollow Children's Garden

Bring the kids! 

Kids are encouraged to join the Nature Play Guides at Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden to learn more about the Eclipse at the Discovery Cart from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Hammock Hollow is a kid-friendly Garden divided into zones based primarily on existing vegetation, landform and microclimate. Featuring almost three acres of nature play, Hammock Hollow teaches conservation and the vital connection between animals, plants, and people. Read more about the Garden on our Blog.

You may also be interested in Bok Tower GardensLake Wales Museum & Cultural Center or Lake Wales.