Bok Tower Gardens

Location:1151 Tower Blvd. Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Phone:863.676.1408

Upcoming events

  • 04-25-2019 9:00 am - 04-25-2019 12:00 pm

    Every year, Bok Tower Gardens sponsors a day to educate school kids about the Earth. Whether plants, animals or our climate, vendors are there to give the kids knowledge to help them understand the world we live in.

    So, what do we do? We tell them about the adverse effects of light pollution on animals, plants, humans and the Earth's climate. We also let them take a look at the Sun through our solar telescopes. They love it.

  • 04-26-2019 9:00 am - 04-26-2019 12:00 pm

    Every year, Bok Tower Gardens sponsors a day to educate school kids about the Earth. Whether plants, animals or our climate, vendors are there to give the kids knowledge to help them understand the world we live in.

    So, what do we do? We tell them about the adverse effects of light pollution on animals, plants, humans and the Earth's climate. We also let them take a look at the Sun through our solar telescopes. They love it.

  • 11-11-2019 8:00 am - 11-11-2019 1:00 pm

    In the average lifetime of most people (80 years), Mercury will cross the solar disk between Earth and the Sun and be visible from Earth 12-13 times. This coming November 11th will be one of those times. In central Florida, the transit begins around 7:34 am and ends at 1:04 pm (depending upon viewing location).  The next transit will be in November 2023, so don't miss this one.

    Of course, you can see it from almost anywhere in the US, but if you want to see it through a solar telescope, and maybe catch a solar prominence or flare, come out to Bok Tower Gardens, to the Oval Lawn and see it up close through our telescopes.