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Catch the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Orlando Science Center

Updated: Apr 15

Dom't miss your chance to experience one of the universe's greatest cosmic coincidences at the Orlando Science Center on April 8, 2024.

View the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Orlando Science Museum on April 8

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, United States, and Canada.


A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon completely blocks the face of the Sun. In the path of totality, a total solar eclipse creates a brief period of total darkness during the day. While the April 8 eclipse is a total solar eclipse, Florida is not in the path of totality and will only experience about a 60% partial eclipse.


While you can safely experience this phenomenon from anywhere (with proper eye protection, of course), the Orlando Science Center promises a celebration to remember!


The eclipse will begin at 1:46 pm, peak at 3:03 pm, and end at 4:17 pm giving viewers an adequate amount of time to see this celestial event as it happens.


This event will be held rain or shine. If the eclipse is not visible in our area due to cloud cover or weather conditions, don't worry! Orlando Science Center will be live-streaming the view from other locations within the Science Center. Plus, the'll have out-of-this-world programming to help you explore and celebrate the solar eclipse - no matter the weather! 


IT IS NEVER SAFE TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN DURING A PARTIAL ECLIPSE WITHOUT SPECIALIZED EYE PROTECTION!


This can cause severe retina damage. Our staff will be on hand to highlight how to correctly use solar eclipse glasses.


For more information, and to purchase tickets for the viewing party, click here.


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View the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Orlando Science Museum on April 8

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