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Total Solar Eclipse: Texas [singles: waitlist or paired share]

April 05 - 09, 2024
Length: 5 days
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Enjoy a rare opportunity to see one of the world's most incredible wonders: a total solar eclipse. Join fellow celestial enthusiasts and Cal Alumni on a 4-night trip to Texas, where in addition to seeing the eclipse, you'll have a private visit to one of Texas's top science institutions as well as the opportunity to relax at a nature lodge just outside the city.

Operated by Insider Expeditions

Tour Highlights

*Update effective 8/2/23: Due to overwhelming demand for this program, we have moved the eclipse-viewing portion of the itinerary from Summer’s Mill Ranch in Waco to a luxury retreat in Glen Rose, TX.  The new location, Rough Creek Lodge, offers more space, a greater variety of accommodations, and more exclusivity for the Cal Alumni eclipse-viewing group. *

  • View an astronomical wonder–watch as the sun transcends into darkness for 4 minutes and 27 seconds on April 8, 2024.
  • Feed your curiosity with experiences and lectures led by leading experts, as well as some of the best local guides in the country.
  • Visit Dallas’s esteemed Perot Museum of Nature and Science for a privately guided tour and discussion within the exhibit hall, called the “Expanding Universe.”
  • Get a preview of what to expect on eclipse day with a private viewing at UTA Planetarium on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Enjoy a private tour and lecture at the newly-renovated Noble Space Gallery at Noble Planetarium in Fort Worth. 
  • Choose your own adventure among our lodge’s many included activities, such as a swimming pool, fitness center, a nature trail, basketball and pickleball courts, archery range, the largest maze in Texas, bicycle use, zip line, mini golf, canoeing, and more–all at a location that is perfect for eclipse viewing!
  • The next total solar eclipse in North America is not until 2044, so don’t miss this opportunity to witness such a remarkable experience so close to home, and led and curated by an expert team.
  • If you are interested in more information, please click on the “Reserve Now” button to be taken to Insider Expeditions’ webpage for this trip.

* Cal lecturer’s participation cannot be guaranteed and is contingent upon a minimum number of paying travelers.

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