Solar Eclipse Watch Party

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur -- and we are lucky enough to catch part of it in Dayton (from approximately 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)! As the Moon passes between the Earth and our Sun, we will be (partially) in the moon's shadow, and YOU are invited to watch this rare phenomenon with us at the Museum.

Visitors will enjoy views of the eclipse from other states as the moon's shadow makes its way across the country toward us, learn how our small moon can block the giant Sun in the center of our Solar System, and explore more through hands-on Do Lab programs and Science Theater demonstrations.

NOTE: Due to the anticipated number of attendees, it is recommended that groups carpool if possible.

Programs will be based on weather/visibility, but activities will take place rain or shine! All activities included with regular admission; free for members.

Schedule of Events*

Time Program Location
10:00 a.m. The Great Eclipse of 2017 Planetarium
11:00 a.m. The Great Eclipse of 2017 Planetarium
11:30 a.m. Lil' Scientists Kids Place
12:00 p.m. The Great Eclipse of 2017 Planetarium
1:30 p.m. Creative Science Science Central
1:00-2:00 p.m. Tidal Pool Tidal Pool, 2nd Floor
1:00-3:00 p.m. Solar Eclipse Activity Stations Outside Main Entrance
1:00-4:00 p.m. Solar Observing (weather permitting) Outside Main Entrance
1:00-4:00 p.m. Eclipse Across America - Live Feeds from NASA TV (view planned schedule) Planetarium
3:30 p.m. Mobile Cart varies
4:00 p.m. Otter Talk Discovery Zoo

*Subject to change.

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