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Programs & Camps

Eclipse 2024

Programs & Camps

Eclipse 2024

Two options to experience the 2024 Eclipse with us on April 8 – onsite with us at our flagship Main Street location or join us for a trip to Evansville for totality!

This is the last time a total solar eclipse will pass the United States for 20 years.

Eclipse at the Science Center

Experience the Eclipse at Kentucky Science Center!

April 8, 2024

This is the last time a total solar eclipse will pass the United States for 20 years!

To celebrate, join us at our flagship Main Street location for special experiences from 1-4:30PM that will be included FREE with general admission. With special programming stationed throughout the galleries, it’s the perfect chance to enhance your experience at Kentucky Science Center.

1 pair (per person) of Eclipse glasses will be included FREE with admission!

Additional special activities & experiences will be from 1-4:30PM

Eclipse in Louisville is 3:07 -4:22 PM (Deep partial -98.5%)

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SOLD OUT: Total Eclipse in Evansville

Experience the Total Eclipse from the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science!

This event is SOLD OUT. To inquire about the waitlist, email [email protected].

SOLD OUT: April 8, 2024

This event is SOLD OUT. To inquire about the waitlist, email [email protected].

Watch the 2024 Total Eclipse from the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science with other KY Science Center guests! KY Science Center is chartering shuttle buses to take guests from Louisville to Evansville where you will have a riverfront view of the eclipse. This is the last time a total solar eclipse will pass the United States for 20 years so get your tickets now!

Included in your ticket price is parking at Kentucky Science Center, transportation, engaging speakers en route to and from Evansville, eclipse sunglasses, eclipse-themed swag and refreshments. Once in Evansville your ticket gets you access to a catered meal, live panel discussion, planetarium shows, total museum access, and many other fun activities!

SCHEDULE

  • 8AM EST: Arrive at entrance of Kentucky Science Center, receive welcome gifts
    • *Restrooms available before leaving and on the motorcoach
  • 8:30-9AM EST: Load motorcoaches, depart and enjoy engaging speaker on the ride
  • 9AM EST: Buses to Evansville depart promptly at 9AM. There is NO other transportation available and NO refunds will be issued to those who arrive late.
  • 10-11AM CST: Estimated arrival at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science (click here for Evansville Musuem Eclipse Welcome booklet)
  • 11AM-1:30PM CST: Explore the Museum, see Planetarium shows, enjoy activities, and relax!
    • 30-minute Planetarium shows in the Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium, 1st Floor at 11AM, 11:30AM, 12PM, and 1PM
    • All-day activities except 1:30-2:30PM CST
      • Eclipse Bandana Art, classroom, 1st floor
      • Total Eclipse Suncatchers, Hands-on science, 1st floor
      • Glasses Mask Decorating, Hands-on science, 1st floor
      • Time Capsule, Center for History & Science, 1st floor
      • Selfie Wall, Junior Achievement Wall, 2nd floor
      • Games & Puzzles, Crescent Gallery, 2nd floor
      • LightSound, Sculpture Garden, 2nd floor
    • 12-12:45PM CST: Build your own chicken sandwich or burger, catered by local favorite, The Bauer Haus Restaurant. Served in the 2nd floor Old Gallery and can be enjoyed in the designated lunch space, front lobby, and outside garden.
    • 12:30–1PM CST: Q&A Sessions with panelist in the Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium, 1st Floor
      • Morgan Rehnberg is Vice President of Exhibits &Experiences and Director of the Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center. Prior to working in museums, Morgan worked on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, where he studied the planet’s rings. In his spare time, he has written and edited for the critically acclaimed YouTube program SciShow, hosted his own podcast, and much more.
      • Drew Foster has been with the University of Louisville Rauch Planetarium since 2001. You may find him doing everything from show production, electronic maintenance, public presentations, and school shows, staffing telescopes at numerous outdoor events, helping with camps and much more. Working under the stars, whether it is the real ones or our simulated ones teaching young and old alike about the stars and the Universe is fun every day. He loves his job.
      • Tony Bryan is an amateur astronomer and currently the President of the Evansville Astronomical Society. He has been interested in astronomy and space exploration since childhood, inspired by television and print coverage of Project Gemini and Project Apollo. Tony has earned the Astronomical League Outreach Award, Stellar Level, and has been a contributing writer for an astronomy technology magazine. For him, being a Solar System Ambassador is a unique opportunity to share his passion for space exploration and astronomy with the public.
    • 1:30-2:05PM CST: Gather in the Sculpture Garden for Totality From 2:02-2:05PM CST
    • 2:05–3:30PM CST: Continue to explore the Museum, Planetarium shows, enjoy activities.
      • All-day activities except 1:30-2:30PM CST
        • Eclipse Bandana Art, classroom, 1st floor
        • Total Eclipse Suncatchers, Hands-on science, 1st floor
        • Glasses Mask Decorating, Hands-on science, 1st floor
        • Time Capsule, Center for History & Science, 1st floor
        • Selfie Wall, Junior Achievement Wall, 2nd floor
        • Games & Puzzles, Crescent Gallery, 2nd floor
        • LightSound, Sculpture Garden, 2nd floor
      • Solar Telescopes in the Sculpture Garden, on the 2nd Floor from 1:30-3PM
      • 30-minute Planetarium shows in the Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium, 1st Floor at 2:30PM, and 3PM
    • 3:45-4:15PM CST: LOAD MOTORCOACH and do not forget any personal belongings
    • 8PM EST: Estimated arrival back to Kentucky Science Center

 

FAQ

This is a rain or shine event, however, there are several instances in which the event may be paused, evacuated, or canceled due to inclement weather, including (but not limited to): severe thunderstorms, lightning in the event radius, excessive wind, hail, flooding, or as directed by local emergency personnel.

Re-entry into the event is not permitted.

Smoking allowed in designated areas only.

Motorcoach does have a restroom.

Allowed items:

  • Food and beverage is ONLY permitted in outdoor and lunch spaces at the Evansville Museum
  • Guests may bring a cooler/bag (12×12 or smaller) with snacks, lunch and beverages. No alcohol permitted.
  • Single, collapsible chairs are permitted. Large chairs with rockers, footrests, side tables, etc. will not be permitted.
  • Blankets
  • Cellphones & small portable chargers
  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • Hats and sunglasses