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Elachee Nature Science Center celebrates winter solstice Dec. 21 in Gainesville
An Elachee Nature Science Center instructor demonstrates how to use a solar telescope to students. The telescope will be used during the Winter Solstice event Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the center in Gainesville.

Winter Solstice Day

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21

Where: Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville

Cost: $5 adults, $3 children ages 2-12

More info:, or 770-535-1976.

As many residents decorate their home with lights for Christmas, Elachee Nature Science Center is looking to the stars for a light show.

Guests to Elachee can learn about the starry skies on Winter Solstice Day. Activities will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 2125 Elachee Drive in Gainesville.

Activities include solar telescope viewings, star activities and constellation craft. The STARLAB will also conduct 30-minute programs starting at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 2 to 12. Elachee members may attend for free. The fee covers admission to all Winter Solstice Day activities and Elachee exhibits, including the live animal exhibit.

For more information, visit, call 770-535-1976 or email