Experience the Awe: Kentucky Science Center Hosts Special Event for Solar Eclipse Viewing

Kentucky Science Center hosts exclusive solar eclipse event

The Kentucky Science Center is hosting a special event to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse at their Main Street location. This unique experience will take place on April 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy various free activities and educational sessions with admission, as well as a limited number of eclipse glasses that will be distributed for safe viewing of the event.

With over 50,000 square feet of space, attendees will have access to all of the Kentucky Science Center’s activities and programming across the galleries. Special sessions will include presentations on the eclipse itself, safety measures for viewing, cultural interpretations of eclipses and constellations, as well as an opportunity to witness the partial eclipse.

During the event, guests can participate in hands-on activities such as creating pinhole cameras, streaming live coverage from NASA, and attending educational programs about gravity and UV rays. Documentary screenings of Journey to Space 3-D, a film about NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the International Space Station, are also available for viewing.

Mike Norman, CEO of the Kentucky Science Center expressed his excitement for this once-in-20-years phenomenon. The event is made possible in part by a NASA Kentucky Space Grant and the Kentucky Science Center is located at 727 W. Main Street and is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

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