All over the United States, people will turn to the sky on Monday, August 21 to watch the moon totally eclipse the sun for the first time in 99 years. Central Florida will experience the eclipse at 85% totality, and Orlando Science Center is celebrating with a full lineup of activities and programs, both at the museum and offsite around town.

At Orlando Science Center

Visit Orlando Science Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for special eclipse-themed offerings! With general admission, guests will be able to: View the solar eclipse safely with special glasses and/or using our solar telescope filters; make phone filters to capture great photos of the eclipse; see solar eclipse demos and presentations; and more!


Plus, our younger guests will enjoy getting creative with solar-themed crafts and hands-on sensory activities.

Daily general admission to Orlando Science Center is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11). 

Free Pop-Up Viewing Locations

Orlando Science Center staff will also be at pop-up viewing locations around town to distribute solar viewing glasses and educate visitors. Activities at these locations are free to the public and sponsored by Florida Hospital for Children, Full Sail Labs, and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

Central Park West Meadow in Winter Park and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are currently confirmed as viewing locations. Additional sites are TBA.

For more information, visit or RSVP to the Facebook event at events/200302747170429/


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