Join us at the Museum to celebrate and safely observe the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21! All activities are free with general admission.
The eclipse in Denver will begin at 10:23 a.m. and finish at 1:14 p.m.
The Museum shop is sold out of eclipse glasses for purchase.
Safe Solar-Scope Viewing
9 a.m.–2 p.m. on Boettcher Plaza
Become an Eclipse Explorer with the National Park Service
9 a.m.–2 p.m. South Atrium, Level 1
Explore the night skies and eclipsed sun with the National Park Service and find out how to become an Eclipse Explorer Junior Ranger.
9 a.m.–2 p.m. in Studios 102 and 103
Families can recreate the movements of the moon and Earth with their bodies to help them understand what is happening during a solar eclipse.
Throughout the day, eclipse-themed activities, including NASA's livestream for those who wish to watch from indoors
Eclipse Crafts and Story Times
9 a.m.–2 p.m. in Discovery Zone
9 a.m.–2 p.m. Southeast Atrium
Use different types of mirrors to reflect the eclipsed sun onto a wall for safe viewing.
A T-Rex Cafe pop up will sell food in the Science Atrium for guests participating in the eclipse viewing.
Resources and Safe-Viewing Tips
Eclipse 2017 NASA
Exploratorium Total Solar Eclipse
Denver Eclipse Details
Solar Eclipse Citizen Science Activity with Cal Academy
Astronomy Mazazine - Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse
National Solar Observator - Ecilpse 2017