Solar Eclipse Spectacle: A Family-Friendly Event at the Kentucky Science Center

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. and is open to the public for free admission.

The event will offer various activities, including educational sessions on the eclipse, eclipse-viewing safety, cultural interpretations of eclipses and constellations, and a chance to view the partial eclipse. Guests will have access to all the Kentucky Science Center’s activities spread across 50,000 square feet of space. Special programming will be set up throughout the galleries to enhance the learning experience.

During the event, guests can create pinhole cameras or stream live coverage of the eclipse from NASA. Educational programs about gravity and UV rays will also be available for those interested in learning more about space science. Documentary screenings of Journey to Space 3-D, a film about NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the International Space Station, are also included in the event lineup.

Chief Executive Officer Mike Norman expressed his excitement for this once-in-20-years phenomenon that has been made possible through 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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., making it easy for everyone to attend this special event!

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