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April 6 - 8, 2024

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

APR. 6 - 8, 2024

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

The 2024 Total Solar Eclipse has passed.

to totality at approximately 1:40 p.m. CST on April 8, 2024

Experience a cosmic phenomenon like no other

April 6 — 8, 2024

Access to the event is included in general admission to Space Center Houston for these three days.

Make Space Center Houston your eclipse viewing destination! Learn about the science of solar eclipses with three days of interactive programming—all included in general admission.

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. This will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044. On April 8, all guests will receive a complimentary pair of eclipse glasses!

Celebrating the eclipse, Space City style

GONZO247 Interactive Mural

Starting on April 6, visitors can watch as iconic Houston artist GONZO247 creates a mural inspired by the phases of the eclipse. Visit each day of the celebration to watch this brand new artwork unfold!

Performance by Houston Youth Chamber Orchestra

On April 6, enjoy a chamber music performance inspired by the stars in Space Center Theater.

Grab commemorative eclipse glasses

On April 8, all visitors will receive a pair of commemorative eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipses.

Hang with the Houston Astronomical Society

On April 8, he Houston Astronomical Society will be hosting fun, hands-on activities that bring explorers of all ages closer to the cosmos.

Daily Event Schedule

Choose your own eclipse adventure! 

A celestial event lightyears in the making​

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People viewing the eclipse from locations where the Moon’s shadow completely covers the Sun – known as the path of totality – will experience a total solar eclipse.

The sky will become dark, as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, people along the path of totality will see the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, which is usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun.

A total solar eclipse is the only type of solar eclipse where viewers can momentarily remove their eclipse glasses (which are not the same as regular sunglasses). It is only safe to remove your eclipse glasses during what’s known as totality, the brief period of time when the Moon is completely blocking the Sun.

What you can see during a total solar eclipse depends on the weather and the location from which you view it.

Source: NASA

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