George Washington Carver National Monument to Host Solar Eclipse Activities on April 8

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(Diamond, MO)George Washington Carver National Monument invites the community to join them in viewing the partial solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. Beginning at 11:30 am, park rangers and volunteers will share fun and educational activities to accompany the viewing of the eclipse.

Learn about the science of an eclipse with hands-on activities, such as sundials and pinhole projectors. Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer booklets and badges will be available too. To safely view an eclipse, your eyes must always be protected with solar eclipse glasses, which will be available while supplies last! The program is free of charge.

You can also become a citizen scientist by downloading NASA’s Globe Observer app. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, sunscreen, water, a snack, and be prepared to enjoy the eclipse from the front lawn. In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled.

About George Washington Carver National Monument:

Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver – scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417.325.4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 pm, visit the park website at, or visit the park Facebook page.

About the National Park Service: 

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 424 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


Diane Eilenstein
George Washington Carver National Monument

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