11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
On Monday, August 21, North America is in for an astronomic treat: a solar eclipse! For a portion of that day, the moon will cover at least part of the sun, creating a spectacular visual effect. What better place to experience this celestial event than at the Science Museum?
Enjoy eclipse-themed activities and make-and-take projects. Learn what an eclipse is, discover why it looks different depending on your location in North America, and explore other space-related fun.
Because Minnesota is not in the path of totality (a narrow strip of land that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina this time around), we won’t witness a total eclipse here in Saint Paul. Most of Minnesota will be able to see a 80% eclipse, though (weather permitting). At 1:07 p.m., join us on the level 3 terrace for an eclipse viewing party. Get safety tips for the viewing, including free eclipse glasses, and witness this cool cosmic event with us!
Included with museum admission.