You may have heard of a total eclipse, but did you know there are other types of eclipses? Join us for activities, videos and a live virtual Story Time to learn what to expect during solar eclipses, how to practice sun safety, and more!
On Site Family Day
Saturday, October 14 from 10am - 2pm
On this Family Day, there is going to be an annular solar eclipse! But what does that mean? Join us for activities and demonstrations to learn about different types of solar eclipses, what to expect, and how to view it safely.
- Safe solar observing before and during the annual solar eclipse
- Demonstrations and hands-on activities
- A community art project
- Free planetarium shows at 10:30 and 11:30 am
- Story Time with author Andy Rash, where he will read his book, Eclipse. A book signing will follow afterwards.
- Musical performances by award-winning acapella group, The Chromatics.
- Conversations and Q&As with experts in the field
- Scavenger hunt exploration of the exhibits
- And more!
Virtual Family Day
Launching Friday, October 13
Soar Together activities are available online for families to participate in, no matter where they live. Activities include story time, videos, and hands-on demonstrations learners of all ages can do at home.
Check out these activities crafted for young learners to learn more about eclipses.
Story Time: The Sun is My Favorite Star
Join us as we read Frank Asch’s celebratory book, The Sun is My Favorite Star and learn about the many ways our sun helps life on our planet Earth.