The Great American Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse Safety

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. 


Space Odyssey
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

Sun Bouncers
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

Eclipse Megamovie

Astronomy Mazazine - Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse

National Solar Observator - Ecilpse 2017


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