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Solar Spectacular

Monday, April 8 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a once in a lifetime experience as we celebrate the sun, moon, and stars through brand new, interactive activities for all. Creating a sundial, partaking in shadow stations, and making constellations are just a few examples of what guests can have fun doing during this event. 

Eclipse glasses will be available for the first 500 guests for outside viewing, in addition to the main event being streamed live in the 1920s theatre! 

Visitors can also enjoy the classic film A Trip to the Moon, an eclipse themed ice cream dish and learn about historic instruments used for celestial navigation and measurement.

We highly encourage you to pre-register for what is sure to be the event of the year, but tickets can also be bought at the door.

Ticket Pricing
Pre-registration for Members:
Adult: $17
Student (4-16): $12
Children 3 and under are free

Pre-registration for Non-Members:
Adult: $19
Student (4-16): $14
Children 3 and under are free

Overnight Accommodations are available!
Book your campsite at the Sauder Village Campground, or guest room at the Sauder Heritage Inn.   

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

"The next total solar eclipse to visit North America will be April 8, 2024. The duration of totality will be up to 4 minutes and 27 seconds, almost double that of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. The 2017 total solar eclipse was witnessed by about 20 million people from Oregon to South Carolina, and the upcoming 2024 Great American Eclipse is sure to be witnessed by many millions more.

In the US, totality will begin in Texas at 1:27 pm CDT and will end in Maine at 3:35 pm EDT on April 8, 2024.

Due to the expected influx of visitors, we encourage you and your family to come early and stay late while you experience all the events and programming we have planned for you!

Learn more about how you can view a solar eclipse safely."

Learn more from NASA on this stunning event: Solar Eclipse 2024

Also on this day, Museum Store Grand Re-opening - stop by to check out the newly renovated store.