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Eclipse Viewing Party 2024

Images of the solar eclipse through different phases on black background
Eclipse Viewing Party 2024
Join us for an immersive experience of the solar eclipse!

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow “path of totality” arcing from Mexico to Texas to Maine. During this stunning phenomenon, the moon will completely cover the disc of the Sun, revealing the full glory of the Sun’s outer atmosphere—its corona.

Not on the path of totality? The Exploratorium’s got you covered.

We're hosting an eclipse watch party at Pier 15. View live telescope images of the total solar eclipse from Texas and Mexico. Learn safe viewing techniques from our educators, and engage in fun activities while learning about the science of the eclipse. Visitors will get a free pair of solar viewing glasses while supplies last.

Can't come to the party in person? No worries! You can still be part of the action by viewing the broadcast on our eclipse app or by visiting our website.

Whether you choose to visit us in person or online, prepare to be awestruck by this rare celestial event.


To make the eclipse extra special, After Dark members can visit the museum on this day and receive free daytime admission. This event is free for daytime members and donors.

Not a member yet? Learn more.

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing
10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Plaza

Start your morning with a solar eclipse at the Exploratorium!

Exploratorium educators will be present to demonstrate safe viewing techniques and engage families in hands-on activities. We have a limited supply of free eclipse glasses available to hand out.

Total Solar Eclipse Broadcast Livestream
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Kanbar Forum

Watch live coverage of the eclipse from the path of totality in Junction, Texas.

Eclipse Total de Sol: En Vivo
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Bechtel Gallery 3

Cobertura en vivo en español. 

Total Solar Eclipse Telescope Feed Livestream
10:15 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6

Watch live coverage of the eclipse from the path of totality.