Cheekwood is opening its doors on a Monday in August for a very special event. They’re hosting a viewing party for a rare solar eclipse that happens on Aug. 21.
Nashville’s favorite botanical garden and art museum is usually closed on Mondays but they’re making an exception in August. Cheekwood will welcome visitors on Aug. 21 from 11AM to 4PM for the eclipse viewing party. The celestial event is extremely rare and it’s the first solar eclipse to be visible in the U.S. in 99 years! Nashville is the largest U.S. city in the eclipse’s path that day and we should see it at approximately 1:25 PM.
“We are thrilled to be hosting a viewing party for this extremely rare natural phenomenon,” Cheekwood’s Director of Education and Public Programs, Nathalie Lavine, said. “As one of the most beautiful outdoor settings in Nashville, we hope both locals and tourists alike will come out and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience with us.”
The viewing party will have also have food trucks, cash bars and live music on the Cheekwood property. And don’t worry about your eyes, they’ll have protective eyewear for the viewing. Admission will be half off so go ahead and tell your boss you’ll be taking a half day on Aug. 21.
For more information stay tuned to Cheekwood’s official website.