Dome Solar Eclipse Party (3)

Solar Eclipse Watch Party


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Dome Solar Eclipse Party (3)

Presented by Sun Collectors


Monday, April 8 | 12:30-2:30 PM | On the Peoria Riverfront Museum's Sun Plaza

On Monday, April 8, there will be a total solar eclipse visible in a narrow path across the United States. If you are able to travel, we highly encourage you to make plans as soon as possible to travel to the path of totality. There is no event in nature that compares to the wonder of a total solar eclipse! You can learn more details and see the path on our website here.

If you will remain in Peoria on April 8, you will be able to view a partial solar eclipse. The Sun will be about 95% eclipsed by the Moon locally. You need to use eclipse shades, special eye protection, to be able to view this event. Eclipse shades are for sale in the Museum store.
If you are not traveling to totality, watch the partial eclipse with us at the Museum! The eclipse begins at 12:47 PM. The Sun will be at maximum eclipse locally 2:03 PM. We will have a few solar telescopes available, and activities set up on our Sun Plaza. We will be joined by community partners who will also be teaching about the Sun and Moon.

The Peoria Riverfront Museum's galleries will be open from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. thanks to the generous support of Art Bridges Foundation's Access for All program.

Please bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket. Seating will be limited. Food will be available for purchase from the museum's concession stand, as well as local food trucks. 

Eclipse Glasses will be on sale at the Museum Store for $1! Glasses will NOT be provided for free.

Reserve your place on our website HERE

Visionary Society members reserve your place HERE

Thank you to our community partners who will join us!

Peoria Art Guild
Illinois Art Station
Peoria Public Library
The Peoria PlayHouse

The Solar Eclipse Watch Party is presented by Sun Collectors. Additional support from Visionary Society, Planetarium and Science Club