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Sun-day on Saturday

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The sun is so bright, you’ll have to wear shades. Join us for a day of solar exploration as we gear up for the solar eclipse on August 21. Learn more about this spectacular phenomenon as well as design your own devices to safely view the eclipse.

Programming Schedule

Sun Station – 10am-12pm (weather permitting), Plaza UV Bracelets and Sunlight Prints
Harness the power of the sun and UV rays with these creative light-driven projects.

Eclipse Tattoos – 10am-6pm (ongoing), Demonstration Station
Discover the motions of the sun, moon, and Earth, make your own eclipse viewer, and get your own eclipse temporary tattoo.

Explore Earth & Space – 1pm-6pm (ongoing), Level 2 Cart, World of Water Cart
Explore Earth and space phenomena with various pop-up cart activities.

Celestial Motion Robotic – 12:30pm & 4pm, Classroom 303
Program the August 21 solar eclipse across the USA with pocket-sized Ozobots robots.

Science of Eclipses – 11am & 3pm, City Gallery, SOS
Take an immersive journey to the sun and moon and learn the science behind an eclipse.

Light Bright – 11am, 1pm, & 3pm, IBMC
Young astronomers can discover the science of sunlight at the Curiosity Cart in Itty Bitty Magic City!


August 19, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm