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Solar Eclipse 2024

Get ready for an amazing celestial event! A total solar eclipse is approaching our area on April 8, 2024, and during the event the moon will cover over 97% of the sun in our sky.

miEclipse Watch Party – Click Here for Tickets!

Monday, April 8 | 12-5 p.m.
Watch the eclipse rain or shine from miSci! The Museum will have safe viewing devices, telescopes, and more to see the eclipse outside. Inside, watch the eclipse from orbit and across the country through live video from across the continent. Attendance to the event will be limited to ensure a enjoyable and safe viewing experience for everyone.

Tickets are $25 per person and include event access, a pair of eclipse glasses, and admission to the Museum’s galleries for the eclipse. Tickets can be purchased at miSci’s online ticking webstore.

🌞Eclipse Glasses🌞

miSci is now carrying eclipse glasses in our Gift Shop! Visit our gift shop on weekends to purchase these vital safety tools before the upcoming eclipse.


miEclipse Weekend Workshops

Saturday, April 6 | 12:30, 2, and 3:40 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 | 2 and 3:40 p.m.

Come visit miSci to join a crash course on how, when, and where eclipses happen, as well as some basic safety reminders for how to view them. Learn how to make a pinhole projector box. This workshop includes 1 pair of eclipse glasses and pinhole projector box to take home! (More available for purchase in miSci’s Gift Shop).

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at miSci’s Guest Services desk on the day of the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the eclipse be visible?

The eclipse will be visible everywhere in the region. Only areas inside the path of totality will see the “total” solar eclipse where the Sun is completely covered by the Moon, but all areas in our region will see from 80-95% coverage. See the following local map for the eclipse depth in your area:

Click on the map to view in high resolution.

Is it safe to look at the Sun during an eclipse?

It is not safe to look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. During most of the eclipse some portion of the Sun will still be uncovered; only inside the path of totality will the Sun be completely covered, and even there it will only last a couple minutes at most. If you are observing from outside the path of totality you must use safety equipment when viewing the Sun at all times. If you are in the path of totality, wait for instructions from an astronomer or expert before removing eclipse safety equipment. Check the local eclipse map on this page to see if you are in the path of totality.

What can I use to safely view the eclipse?

You can use eclipse glasses that meet ISO 12312-2:2015 requirements, such as those sold at miSci’s gift shop, to directly view the eclipse. If have purchased eclipse glasses elsewhere and want to check if they are safe, please follow this link.
To indirectly view the eclipse, you can build yourself a pinhole projector using the instructions found here. Always check your safety equipment for holes or damage before using it to view the eclipse.

Can I use welding goggles to directly view the eclipse?

The vast majority of welding goggles are not dark enough to safely view the sun, especially self-darkening welding glass.