Special Events

As part of the 2017 Carolinas Solar Eclipse Party, Airlie Gardens in partnership with Cape Fear Museum will hold an onsite eclipse viewing event on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Airlie Gardens. This event is included in general admission: $9 for Adults, $5 for New Hanover County Residents/Military (with ID) and $3 for Children (Ages 4-12) and FREE for all Airlie Gardens members and Cape Fear Museum members – please bring your membership card to show upon arrival.

What is a solar eclipse? On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will experience an eclipse where the moon passes in front of the sun. The path of totality, where the moon will completely cover the sun, stretches all the way from Oregon to South Carolina. Observers outside the path of totality will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s surface. Here in Wilmington, N.C., we will be experiencing a partial solar eclipse.

If you can’t make it down to South Carolina for the total solar eclipse, join us on the lawn for:

  • Partial eclipse viewing
  • Family friendly games
  • Educational activities
  • And MORE!

Important Safety Information:

*We will be providing solar eclipse safety glasses at Airlie Gardens on Monday, August 21st.

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621