Asheville Outdoor Families Nature Event: View the Solar Eclipse!
A cozy place for all ages
The WNC Nature Center is hosting a family-friendly nature play and solar eclipse viewing August 21st at Pink Beds Picnic area in Brevard, NC. At a 99.2% view of the eclipse, while very close to 100%, it won’t be the total phase–however, the partial view is just as spectacular.
Pink Beds will be an ideal location for families looking to get outside and experience this once in a lifetime event. There are also trails and various areas to explore. The WNC Nature Center will be presenting some eclipse activities to get us ready for the viewing.
What to bring and what’s provided
Solar Eclipse glasses will be provided to the first 20 people who sign up for the event but feel free to bring your own. Blankets, chairs, sunscreen, water, and any nature discovery tools like magnifying glasses, binoculars, or bug nets will be fun for playing with. Some snacks will also be provided if you don’t bring your own. If you have a camera/lens there’ll be plenty of space to set up!
Resources for the Solar Eclipse 2017
Want to know what the eclipse will look like from our site or elsewhere? An animation video is available for viewing on the Time and Date website or you can see what the eclipse looks like from where you live here. Looking at the eclipse head on and without any eye protection is not recommended and is unsafe. NASA’s safety guidelines can help you navigate through any questions you have. Smartphones are inevitable and while we urge experiencing it without technology, these tips will definitely come in handy.
Where to RSVP
Go to the Asheville Outdoor Families Facebook page and click on the event invite to let us know you’ll be there. There is no limit to how many people you can bring, but we’d like to know so there will be enough snacks. Don’t forget, the first 20 people who RSVP will get a FREE pair of official solar eclipse-viewing glasses!
Where will you be during the eclipse? Let us know if you plan on venturing out with your family for this awesome event or other events where you live. If you are near, be sure to come join us at Pink Beds. Have a FUN and safe time–the next solar eclipse won’t be here until 2023!