Nature Kids Solano: Solar Eclipse Viewing, Rush Ranch

Solar Eclipse Viewing, Rush Ranch

Monday, August 21, 2017

Website: Rush Ranch

Location: 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun, CA

Hours: Nov - Feb 8 am to 5 pm. March - Oct, 8 am to 7 pm. Open 365 days a year, for self-guided exploration, walks and meanderings. Check calendar for current hours and events.

Fees: Donation-based or as required per event. Donation boxes located at entrance.

Kid-friendly: Yes. A wonderful place to visit with children. Wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms available. Lots of parking available.

The Solano Land Trust hosted an eclipse viewing on August 21, 2017 at Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island Road. The event, part of the Rush Ranch Stargazing program of 2017, began at 9 a.m. with partial eclipse viewing. The maximum eclipse time was at 10:17 a.m.  Telescopes and binoculars were available for public viewing along with other safe viewing aids. Astronomy enthusiast Jon Pannier was on hand to answer questions and show the safe way to view the eclipse. All enthusiasts were so helpful to the kids. It was a fantastic site to gather for the eclipse.

About: Rush Ranch is a 2,070-acre open space managed by the Solano Land Trust that offers exciting exploration opportunities for all ages. The working ranch, is located in the Potrero Hills along Grizzly Island Road in the Suisun Marsh.

+ Our groups loves visiting Rush Ranch. It's like stepping back in time, making you slow down and enjoy life. It is also great area for nature exploration, journaling, birding, picnicking, and more.

++ They also offer a monthly Rush Ranch Open House and the annual "Get the Rush" event, which is amazing! Blacksmith demonstrations, BBQ, arts and crafts, and lots more.

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