Partial Solar Eclipse

Thursday, October 23, 3:30 PM to Thursday, October 23, 5:30 PM

Safely view the only partial eclipse of the sun visible from North America for the next three years. During the deepest part of the eclipse around 4:40 p.m., approximately 36% of the sun will be blocked by the moon’s shadow. Specially filtered telescopes will be available on the observatory deck, weather permitting.

Get ready for the eclipse by buying a pair of eclipse glasses in the museum's Nature Works store. Supplies are limited so don't wait too long! Eye protection for solar observing will be required since only about 36% of the sun will be blocked from view. Visit this page for a clickable map to find out when the eclipse will be visible from your location (notice all times are Universal).


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Free with Museum Admission