Solar Eclipse Spectacular: A Free and Educational Event at the Kentucky Science Center!

Special solar eclipse event offered at the Kentucky Science Center

The Kentucky Science Center in Louisville is hosting a special event on April 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in honor of the upcoming solar eclipse. The event will feature a wide range of activities and educational programming that are free with admission, as well as a limited number of eclipse glasses that will be distributed for free with admission to the event.

During this unique experience, visitors will have the opportunity to explore all 50,000 square feet of activities at the Kentucky Science Center, and participate in special programming that will be stationed throughout the galleries. These activities will focus on educational programming about the eclipse, eclipse-viewing safety, the principles of gravity, different cultural interpretations of eclipses and constellations, and a chance to view the partial eclipse.

Some of the exciting activities that guests can enjoy during this event include creating pinhole cameras, streaming coverage of the eclipse from NASA, and educational activities that teach about gravity, UV rays and more. Additionally, guests can opt to watch documentary screenings of Journey to Space 3-D in the center’s four-story theater which explores NASA’s Space Shuttle program, International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope.

Mike Norman, CEO of Kentucky Science Center expressed his excitement for this unique opportunity to engage with guests about the upcoming solar eclipse. This special event is made possible in part by a NASA Kentucky Space Grant. The Kentucky Science Center is located at 727 W Main Street and is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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