Where to Experience The Solar Eclipse in JXN

Get ready to don your cosmic shades: Jackson, Mississippi is in for a celestial treat—a whopping 89.6% solar eclipse—on April 8!

Locals and visitors will gather at parks, museums and patios to witness this rare event. Whether you're an experienced astronomer or a curious observer, embrace the opportunity to connect with the cosmos. Don't miss this chance to marvel at the eclipse and create lasting memories. We have ideas to help you get the most out of the event.

11:30 am — 3:30 pm

MS Museum of Natural Science Solar Eclipse Event

Meet NASA Astro Camp Ambassadors, participate in citizen science, and eat delicious food from local food trucks! Admission is $10

Noon — 2pm

Join the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument to view the eclipse at Myrlie’s Garden. Eclipse viewers and themed Junior Ranger booklets are available to all.


Simple Mediterranean, Greek & Italian

The Aplos patio at Highland Village provides an optimal viewing (and lunch) spot to catch the eclipse. It's also a great self-contained spot where kids can play within sight. Pro tip: check out Warby Parker at Highland Village for a free pair of eclipse glasses (while supplies last).

Woodfired Pizza + Bar + Outdoor Games + Now Open for Lunch

In the heart of Fondren, find pizza, pints and a patio worthy of viewing a solar eclipse. Pro tip: the Galactic Asphault (pictured here)--a frozen drink made with Vodka and a raspberry liqueur--makes for the perfect sipper.


A rendering of the proposed plans for the Jackson Planetarium
Credit: CDFL

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