Get ready for the Solar Eclipse: How Miami is Celebrating and Observing the Spectacle from Frost Science Museum

Join us at Frost Science for a partial solar eclipse viewing celebration

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cast a shadow over a large portion of the United States along the path of totality. This eclipse, which stretches from Texas in the south to Maine in the northeast, is one of the most highly anticipated celestial events of the year.

While Miami will not be directly in the path of totality this time, the city will still experience a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will begin at 1:47pm, with the peak occurring at 3:01pm when 45% of the sun will be obscured. The event will come to an end at 4:13pm.

To celebrate this special occasion, Frost Science is hosting a partial solar eclipse viewing party starting at noon on April 8. The museum, located on the waterfront, will offer special programming in the planetarium and throughout its galleries focusing on the science and history of eclipses.

Guests can observe the partial solar eclipse from one of six levels of the museum, but it is important to protect your eyes with solar viewers while doing so. Bring your own pair or use the goggles provided for free with your ticket purchase.

The viewing party will feature activities such as building a lunar base camp, creating a pinhole camera, storytime, interactive eclipse shows, and more. Ticket prices for non-members start at $37.95 for ages 12 and older, and $26.95 for kids ages four to eleven, granting full access to the museum and eclipse programming.

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