Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Festival Days

Join us as we have a celestial celebration!

On Monday, August 21st, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on the earth's surface. In some parts of the United States, from coast to coast, the moon will completely block the sun's rays from hitting the earth, creating a total eclipse. Here in Los Angeles, we will be treated to a partial eclipse that will still obstruct more than half of the sun. Join the party to learn more!

For your own safety, never look directly at the sun, even during a solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017

11:00am - 3:30pm, on the walkway near the parking structure.

Get your friends and family ready for the big event by learning more! Participate in hands on activities about the moon, the sun, and the planet we live on—Earth! Play with models to make your own eclipse, explore the role of shadows, and find out how to safely view the eclipse!

Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017

9:00am - 11:45am, on the walkway near the parking structure.

Check out the partial eclipse as our orbiting moon blocks the light from our star! Science Center experts and representatives from Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will be on hand to answer questions and take in this rare sight with guests. Safe solar viewing tools will be on hand for use.