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Connecticut Science Center, Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT


Mark your calendars for an astronomical adventure like never before! On April 8, 2024, the Connecticut Science Center invites you to witness the breathtaking phenomenon of a Solar Eclipse. This rare celestial event promises a mesmerizing dance between the sun and the moon, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle that will leave you speechless.


🌞 Live Viewing:
Immerse yourself in the celestial wonder as you witness the sun disappear behind the moon, plunging the world into a temporary twilight. Our specially equipped viewing area and solar glasses (included with your event ticket) ensure a safe and unobstructed experience, allowing you to marvel at the beauty of the solar spectacular.

🌑 Engaging Activities:
Enhance your eclipse experience with interactive exhibits and engaging activities designed to deepen your understanding of the solar system. Join Science Center STEM educators and meteorologists from WFSB Channel 3 with their high-tech Weather Tracker vehicle for some once-in-a-lifetime eclipse views.

🔭 Family-Friendly FUN:
Gather your friends and family for a day of celestial celebration! We’ve curated an exciting atmosphere, making it the perfect outing for astronomy enthusiasts, families, and curious minds.

🎬 Special Showing: LIGHTYEAR
From Disney and Pixar comes an animated sci-fi action-adventure — the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy. “Lightyear” follows the legendary space ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion Sox. As this motley crew embarks on their toughest mission, they must learn to work as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army, who are never far behind.



Secure your spot for this once-in-a-lifetime event! Advance Tickets are available for purchase online or at the Connecticut Science Center. Tickets are limited and will sell out. Every online/advance ticket purchased includes 1 pair of solar glasses for safe viewing of the event. Members who reserve advance tickets (free, up to membership level) for this event will also receive solar glasses for safe viewing of the event equal to the size of their membership. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this cosmic spectacle.

***Day of ticket purchases and/or Members who show up at the door without advance tickets will NOT receive solar glasses, solar glasses will be available for purchase separately from our gift shop (while supplies last).***


April 8
10:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT


Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
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(860) 724-3623
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