Science Center in Southern Illinois plans Eclipse Celebration and Community Outreach Event | Latest Updates

Science Center in Southern Illinois plans Eclipse Celebration and Community Outreach Event | Latest Updates

The Science Center in Carbondale, Illinois has announced an upcoming solar eclipse party scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. This rare event will be held at the Science Center located at 1237 East Main Street Space 1048. The party will feature various stations with hands-on activities to demonstrate how eclipses occur, how the small moon can eclipse the large sun, and how moon craters are created. Partygoers are encouraged to visit each station to receive a prize.

This child-friendly event will also include prizes and snacks for attendees. The event is free with the regular admission price of $7.50 per person, with members and children 2 and under admitted for free. Additionally, the Science Center will be hosting free eclipse field trips and outreach programs for grade school-age children. These hands-on programs will allow children to make their own models of the moon and eclipse artwork to take home.

Space is limited for both the field trips and outreach program, so those interested are encouraged to call 618-529-5431 for details and to make a reservation. These events are made possible through a grant from The Simons Foundation as part of its ‘In the Path of Totality’ initiative.

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