Humane Journeys: Total eclipse at the Ranch

April 7-9, 2024

Journey with us to our world-renowned animal sanctuary and make memories that will last a lifetime. During your specially-curated journey, you will witness the work the Humane Society of the United States is doing to give these animals the life they deserve. Your participation provides critical resources needed to care for the residents of Black Beauty Ranch and it ensures even more animals can be rescued from harm’s way.

This will be a special time to visit the ranch as it will take place during the total solar eclipse, which happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, causing the sky to darken. The sun’s corona, which is usually obscured by the bright light of the sun, will be visible.

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Sample itinerary

This sample itinerary is for informational purposes only. Additional scheduling details will be provided to all registered guests in advance of each trip.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Dallas
  • Day 2: Day trip to Black Beauty Ranch and total solar eclipse
  • Day 3: Departure


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JP Bonnelly

History of Black Beauty Ranch

Founded in 1979 by author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory, Black Beauty Ranch's 1,400+ acres are home to nearly 650 domestic and exotic animals, many of whom were rescued from slaughterhouses, biomedical research laboratories and trophy hunting ranches. Others came from roadside zoos or were victims of the exotic pet trade. Bison and cattle, horses and burros, antelope and apes, reptiles and tigers—all have permanent, safe homes at this animal sanctuary.

This trip includes:
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Animal enrichment activities.

A near-total solar eclipse in a dark sky

Experiencing the total solar eclipse.

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An up-close view of farm animals.

Interacting with animals on Humane Journeys

Humane Journeys maintains a responsible and respectful animal-watching program. We ensure that our presence does not disturb the animals and we'll help you do the same. We will lead guests into areas where they will have the best chances to view the animals and explain how best to interact with them.

Registration information

To reserve your spot or get more information, contact us.

Space is limited to 22 people and will fill up quickly. The HSUS has set a minimum occupancy of 12 people. In the event the minimum occupancy is not met, the HSUS reserves the right to cancel the trip, in which case your deposit will be refunded in full. Participation is $3,500 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the United States' Black Beauty Ranch. Your contribution less $1,000 per person is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The HSUS tax ID number is 53-0225390. The HSUS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Airfare to Dallas and airport pick-up and drop-offs are not included. Ground transportation to and from the sanctuary, all plant-based meals, group activities and sleeping accommodations are all included.