Solar Eclipse Programs

158 Ellison Ln

Pickens, SC 29671

Phone: (864) 878-9813

City: Pickens

Region: Mountains

Solar Eclipse Programs

Table Rock Visitor Center: Join us on the lawns of the visitor center on the shores of Lake Oolenoy to view the solar eclipse. We will have a program at 1:00 pm explaining how and why a solar eclipse occurs. We will have an arts and crafts table set up on the visitor center patio. Visitors can make their own pinhole camera and lunar phases flip book for $1, a solar eclipse ornament for $2, and make their own paracord bracelet that reacts to the sun for $5; craft table will operate from 11:00 am through 1pm. Solar eclipse glasses and t-shirts will be available for sale in the visitor center. We will have roving interpretation programs from 1:30 pm through the eclipse totality at 2:38 PM about how to safely view the eclipse. Concessions and Beach: The beach and concessions will be open beginning at 10:00 am on August 21, 2017 as an additional viewing area for the eclipse. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and spend the day watching the total eclipse. No swimming will be permitted, the beach is for viewing the eclipse only. We will be renting boats for $10 per hour to take out on the lake to view the eclipse. Visitors can rent boats from the concessions building. Visitors may purchase your eclipse viewing glasses, eclipse t-shirts, cold drinks and snacks from concessions. Nature Center: A ranger will be departing the nature center at 10:00 am to hike to the top of Table Rock. Visitors can meet the ranger on the deck at the nature center at 9:45 to hike to the top of Table Rock. The ranger will be engaging hikers on top of the mountain with roving interpretation programs about how to safely view the eclipse. The ranger will have eclipse viewing glasses for sale at the top of the mountain for anyone that did not purchase a pair at the nature center before beginning their hike. The nature center will open at 8:00 am to register hikers, give information about the best eclipse viewing locations along the trails and to sell eclipse, viewing glasses.

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