Solar Eclipse Activities

August 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

Today’s Schedule of Events

Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy Eclipse Day! We are happy to announce the following special programming:

Special Giveaway: The first 300 people to purchase a Value Pass at the Box Office will receive a FREE social eclipse viewer.*

NASA Eclipse Live Feedfile-5
Noon – 4pm, Francis Wood Wilson Foundation Theater – Lower Level
Watch the live stream from NASA as the solar eclipse moves across the country.
Please note the live stream could be affected by overwhelming demand on the NASA server.

Solar Eclipse Viewing
1pm – 4pm, Dinosaur Plaza
View the solar eclipse with your own NASA-approved glasses or watch on our Sun Gun (pictured) viewing screen.
1:05 Partial Eclipse Begins | 2:36 Maximum Eclipse | 4:01 Partial Eclipse Ends
Weather dependent: Clouds affect Sun Gun view-ability.

Pinhole Viewers
10am – 4pm, Greeter Station and 1-4pm Dinosaur Plaza
Fernbank will distribute pinhole cards, which allow guests to watch the eclipse indirectly and safely without special solar lenses. Available while supplies last!

Learn more about ways to safely view the eclipse
Become a Fernbank Museum member
More fun and educational programming at Fernbank

*Giveaway limited to the first 300 Value Passes purchased. Valid for in-person purchases at the Box Office only. Not valid with phone or online orders. While supplies last only. Value Pass tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, $22 for children and $8 for members. Solar viewers may not be purchased separately; our Museum Store is completely sold out of its stock of solar glasses and viewers.
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At Fernbank Museum, there’s much more than dinosaurs and giant-screen films. Even with our website, e-newsletters, Facebook pages and Twitter updates, there’s still a lot we’d like to share with you. This blog is an opportunity for the people that keep Fernbank running and constantly expanding, to share stories from their point of view. We hope you’ll enjoy these first-hand, behind-the-scenes glimpses of what goes into keeping a world-class natural history museum running. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback on these stories, to hear your personal experiences and hear any suggestions for topics. Happy reading!

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