Special solar eclipse event at Kentucky Science Center

A Journey into Space: Louisville Prepares for the Solar Eclipse with Educational Activities and Excitement

In Louisville, the Kentucky Science Center is preparing to host a unique event for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th. This special occasion will offer free activities and admission from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as a limited number of free eclipse glasses.

Guests can explore the Science Center’s expansive 50,000 square feet of exhibits and enjoy a range of programming throughout its galleries. Educational programs about the eclipse, eclipse-viewing safety, gravity, cultural interpretations of eclipses, and constellations will be available during the event. Visitors can also experience the partial eclipse and participate in activities such as creating pinhole cameras and learning about UV rays.

In addition to the eclipse-related activities, guests can choose to watch a screening of the documentary “Journey to Space 3-D” in the Science Center’s four-story theater. This film explores NASA’s Space Shuttle program, the International Space Station, and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Mike Norman, CEO of Kentucky Science Center expressed his excitement about hosting this rare phenomenon-focused event. He emphasized that scientific exploration is essential for understanding why these events occur and encouraged visitors to engage with science in an educational way. The event was made possible through funding from a NASA Kentucky Space Grant.

The Kentucky Science Center is located at 727 W Main Street and is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 5 pm. This special event presents an excellent opportunity for members of the community to come together and experience this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event in an engaging educational environment.[

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