Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
- 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
- Dates: August 21, 2017
- Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
- Phone: (804) 864-1400
- Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Price: Outdoor activities are free, Museum admission required for indoor activities as well as for promotional eclipse glasses and t-shirt.
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The moon is crashing the sun’s party, and we’re going to celebrate! Join us for a viewing party on our front lawn to celebrate the wonder of a solar eclipse. We haven't seen a partial eclipse comparable to what we'll see in August since May 1994, so come on down! Grab a seat in the Dome for special eclipsed-themed Cosmic Expeditions and have fun with sun, moon and star themed activities both inside and outside:
Create Earth, moon and sun models that explain how an eclipse works
Construct a cool mobile of the Earth, moon and sun
Help us build a scale model of the solar system using astronomical measuring tape
Design a sundial, a star map to identify constellations, or a star clock to tell time by the stars
Create a fun summer image with sun print paper
The first 500 guests will receive free eclipse viewing glasses and an eclipse t-shirt with Museum admission, and a sweet eclipse party playlist will be playing outside. Local food trucks Cheezilla, King of Pops and Intergalactic Tacos will be onsite and we'll have tasty eclipsed-themed craft beers available for purchase in the Periodic Table Café.