Get Free Solar Glasses For The Eclipse!


On April 8th starting at 10:00 am, we’ll be giving out 500 free solar glasses for the eclipse. These are first come, first served, so don’t miss out! Check out more information on the event here:

Experience The Totally Wild Eclipse!

During the Texas solar eclipse this April, strange behaviors will be exhibited by our mammals throughout the zoo. The nocturnals will stir as if nighttime came way sooner than expected. Diurnal critters will silence their usual daytime calls and play, then retreat to their dens. Crepuscular mammals will increase their activity, and ready themselves for the hunt. Cathemeral creatures, like lemurs, don’t fit into the traditional nocturnal/diurnal dichotomy. They will also display unique behaviors only seen during a solar eclipse. 



On Eclipse Day, we’ll be providing free ethograms! An ethogram is a chart used by zoologists and biologists to record animal behavior in different settings. This is your chance to practice your zoology by observing and documenting animal behavior here at Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo! An example of our ethogram is below. The ethogram is broken into 30-second increments. Every 30 seconds, make a checkmark in the boxes that corresponds to what you observe the animal doing. Did the animal you are observing do anything different during the eclipse than it was before or after? 


 It’s The Last Solar Eclipse For The Next 20 Years!


We in central Texas have been blessed with 3 eclipses in the past decade. Amazing! The next one on April 8th is the last total solar eclipse we’ll have visible in Texas for the next 20 years. A total solar eclipse is typically a once-in-a-lifetime event. The difference between 99% totality and 100% totality is significant. At 99% you can see the moon covering the sun quite a bit. But at 100% totality, the world will go dark in the middle of the day, crickets will chirp, and animals will become uneasy. The temperature will drop, and shadows of normally unseen elements in the earth’s atmosphere will dance across the ground like a disco.


You may ask, at what time is the Texas solar eclipse? The eclipse begins at 12:15 pm CDT on April 8th. Eclipse totality begins at 1:15 pm CDT. The eclipse phenomena will end at 2:56 CDT. For our solar eclipse event, we’ll start giving out free solar glasses at 10 am when our doors open.


The solar eclipse is a wonder of creation and the most understated event of the decade. It is a visual representation of our place in the universe.


a family witnesses the awe-inspiring solar eclipse, with solar glasses!


Looking for a place to experience the 2024 solar eclipse in Texas with free solar glasses?


The solar eclipse last year took everyone by surprise. In 2023, the solar eclipse in Texas that passed over New Braunfels was annular, not a total. Even still, Texas residents were unprepared and used many highway locations on frontage roads as their impromptu viewing locations. This caused many unsafe driving conditions, which is what has prompted Texas to initiate a state of emergency for the eclipse this year. 


That’s why you should prepare for this marvelous event beforehand! Join us at Animal World And Snake Farm Zoo to witness unique animal behaviors not seen before. Every mammal in the zoo will have a unique reaction to the awe-inspiring event. The Texas solar eclipse April 8th, 2024 won’t disappoint!


Claim Your Free Solar Eclipse Glasses The Morning Of April 8th!


We secured 500 free solar eclipse glasses for the first 500 guests that arrive on April 8th. Don’t wait around on eclipse day, because these glasses are first come first served. Make sure to claim our offer or bring your solar lenses! Viewing a solar eclipse without glasses could be harmful, and even lead to blindness.


Interested in some more solar eclipse facts?

  • This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 7 years.
  • Everyone in the continental U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse.
  • The totality will reveal the true celestial spectacle: the diamond ring, the Sun’s glorious corona, strange colors in our sky, and seeing stars in the daytime.
  • A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Moon, and Earth are aligned, or in syzygy.
  • Totality lasts a maximum of 4 minutes and 28 seconds.





What is the 2024 solar eclipse time schedule?


The 2024 solar eclipse time schedule varies depending on your location. Here in New Braunfels our solar eclipse and day of event schedule is as follows:


10:00 am Doors open and begin distribution of free solar glasses

10:00 am Animal enrichment and ethogram activities begin

12:12 pm Solar Eclipse begins

1:35 pm Solar Eclipse enters its maximum

2:56 pm Solar Eclipse ends

4:00 pm Animal enrichment and ethogram activities end

6:00 pm Close


Don’t miss your chance to witness this incredible experience alongside our animals! 

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