Why Choose Mid-America Science Museum
to Experience a Once in a Lifetime Encounter with the Cosmos?
- Safe, fun and family friendly viewing!
- Special Digital Dome Planetarium shows all day!
- Preordered lunches available so you can avoid the crowds! Or bring your own! Picnic areas available.
- Discovery Tables in the Museum will have fun activities explaining the science of the cosmos!
- Fun activities in the Tinkering Studio.
- Entrance for 1 Person
- 1 Pair of Mid-America Solar Glasses
- Free Dome Shows
- Access to All Museum Exhibits
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Memberships, ASTC Reciprocals, and free passes will not be honored on the day of the event. Museum parking is first come, first served. Tickets are limited and will be checked at the gate. Children under 2 are free.
2024 Eclipse Admission
2024 Solar Eclipse Safety Tips
2024 Eclipse at a Glance
- Path of Totality: The 117 mile-wide path where the shadow of the moon travels during the total eclipse, the moon completely covers the bright part of the sun
- Your location determines if you see a total or partial eclipse
- A partial eclipse is interesting, but totality is the awe-inspiring majestic view you want to see! Even a 99% eclipse is not 99% of the total eclipse experience
- The moon's shadow will approach from the southwest and travel northeast
- The first partial eclipse phase begins about 12:30 pm on Monday afternoon, April 8, 2024. Totality follows about 75 minutes later, lasting 4 minutes plus a few seconds at the centerline. The duration of the total eclipse decreases toward the edges of the path.
- Check the specific times of partial phases and totality for your location at AR-Eclipse.info
- The eclipse, start to finish, crosses Arkansas in fourteen and a half minutes
- The last total eclipse crossing Arkansas was in 1918 and the next one will be in 2045
- Everyone will need safe eclipse glasses to observe the partially eclipsed sun directly. Only during the TOTAL phase is it safe to look at the eclipse with your own eyes without eclipse glasses, when the moon blocks the bright surface of the sun
- This rare event is a miracle of Mother Nature, mark your calendar and make your plans to see it!