Sun Block Party: Solar Eclipse 2024

Don't let the moon cast a shadow over your day, come celebrate the solar eclipse with us at Geo's Sun Block Party!!

Join us Monday, April 8, for this special solar eclipse viewing. Our event will run from 3:00-7:00pm, with the eclipse starting at 4:09pm, hitting its maximum at 5:15pm, and ending at 6:17pm. 

In the Geo parking lot, we'll have our new high-tech telescope and solar spotter, as well as some pin-hole viewers, for viewing the eclipse (fingers crossed for clear skies!). We'll be joined by Memorial's own Dr. Terrence Tricco, a computational astrophysicist, who can answer questions and provide context for the eclipse. There will be games and activities for young and old! Outdoor activities are free of charge.

Indoors, we have even more fun activities planned for the whole family! Work with our interpreters to create your own shoe box solar scope, get your face painted, and learn all about the science behind solar eclipses and solar energy with videos, activities and crafts! We'll even be live-streaming the solar eclipse from NASA in case it is cloudy outside. Regular admission rates apply for our indoor activities. Admission includes one pair of an ISO-approved solar viewer per family, while quantities last, and a souvenir pin.

Location: Johnson Geo Centre

Date and Time: Monday, Apr 8th at 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM (NDT)