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Sun Fun: Eclipse

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Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: August 21, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

The long awaited solar eclipse is here! Join MSC Staff on August 21 from noon-4pm to safely observe the moon blocking as much as 80% of the sun. Safe viewing options as well as a variety of sun-related activities will take place on the roof.

Rooftop access will be available via a timestamped ticket which the Maryland Science Center will provide at no additional cost to admission. Time slots are as follows:


Timestamped tickets are available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00am on Monday, August 21. There are 300 tickets per timeslot. You may only receive the same amount of timestamped tickets as the number of general admission tickets your party buys. Guests with advanced purchased admission tickets are subject to the same first come, first served timestamped ticket policy.

For those unable to be on the roof during peak eclipse time, SpaceLink and the Davis Planetarium will show continuous live feeds of the eclipse. Additionally, MSC staff will be on hand in the front Harbor Lobby at 2:30pm to give information about the eclipse and safe viewing instructions to guests. Those guests will then be invited to join MSC staff outside on the Harbor Promenade to practice safe solar viewing techniques as we observe the eclipse overhead.

Click here for a list of eclipse Do’s and Don’ts!