Eclipse Day at EdVenture

Monday, August 21, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come mingle with astronaut characters, learn the science behind the total solar eclipse and party on the patio as we gather together for this rare event.  EdVenture will offer a special kids' admission price of $1.00 to all South Carolina children twelve years and under.  To receive this special Eclipse-day admission offer, the accompanying adult must present a valid South Carolina ID as proof of residency.
Regular admission price applies to all other visitors.  EdVenture members are free.

  • Patio Party - EdVenture Terrace (1 p.m.–4 p.m.) Join us for music, games, activities, eclipse viewing and more as we enter totality together. The eclipse will begin at 1:13 p.m. with totality beginning at 2:41 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Other Activities include (9 a.m- 1 p.m. and subject to change):         
    • Create A Solar System Mobile  
    • Design an Eclipse Model 
    • Phases of the Moon Cookies 
    • Marshmallow Constellation Art 


Eclipse viewing safety tips

Everyone at EdVenture is excited about the upcoming total eclipse on August 21, 2017. While the eclipse is something to see, please make sure to view it safely.

Never look directly at the sun without eye protection. Never look at the sun through binoculars or through a telescope without the correct solar filters – serious damage can occur. Sunglasses are not enough! You can find solar filters for binoculars and telescopes from many different sources. Special glasses are available from many places too. If you visit EdVenture on the day of the eclipse, we will be giving out these glasses while supplies last.

Some tips for using your glasses:    

  • Make sure to read, carefully, any instructions that come with your glasses.
  • Before you put the glasses on, make sure that the black plastic within the paper frames is not scratched or broken. Carefully check any glasses that children will be wearing as well.
  • Make sure that the glasses fit snugly behind the ears and won’t fall off. Try moving your head around and walking a little before you look at the Sun. Again, make sure any children under your supervision also have their glasses on snugly.
  • It is never safe to look at any part of the bright Sun without the eclipse glasses (see below for additional details).
  • With the glasses, you can look at the Sun safely for as long as you want. If the Sun is partly eclipsed, or has large sunspots on its surface, these glasses are ideal for viewing.
  • Note that these glasses will not be able to protect you if you look at the Sun through a telescope without a certified solar filter attached to it.

 When do you need to wear the glasses?

  • You need to wear the glasses whenever any part of the bright Sun is visible.

You can remove your solar viewing glasses during, and only during, the brief moment of totality when the Sun is completely blocked out by the Moon?

For more information:


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