Several Eclipse Events Planned by Museum of Natural History

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is hosting a series of events to celebrate the total solar eclipse on April 8. The activities include Think & Drink with the Extinct, SolarFest: Eclipse Family Fun Days, and the community watch party Total on the Oval.

These events are in partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers and the Simons Foundation as part of the ‘In the Path of Totality’ initiative, and the American Astronomical Society.

Think & Drink with the Extinct will take place on April 4 at 7 p.m., offering an eclipse-themed evening for guests aged 21 and older. Attendees can enjoy cosmic libations, shows in the planetarium, meet and greets with museum scientists, live music, and more. Special space-themed foods will be available, and guests will receive ISO-compliant glasses to view the eclipse. The event costs for members and for nonmembers.

On April 6 and 7, SolarFest will provide hands-on STEM activities and discussions with museum experts for all ages. This two-day celebration is included with general admission and free for museum members.

The weekend will end with the Total on the Oval watch party on April 8. The day will feature live music, hands-on activities, presentations from the museum’s astronomy department, and more. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with additional activities on Wade Oval. The eclipse will reach totality at around 3:15 p.m., and the watch party is free for both museum members and nonmembers.

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