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April 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the solar eclipse with activities throughout the Children’s Museum as well as outside:

  • Create pocket pinhole projectors in MAKESHOP to safely view the shadow of the partial eclipse
  • Celebrate the sun with cyanotypes in Studio
  • Draw shadows outdoors throughout the day
  • Join Educators for Story Time
  • 2:00 PM – Join us outside in Buhl Park to view the eclipse! Museum staff will share glasses with visitors that allow for safer viewing. Quantities are limited.

Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse

When watching a partial or annular solar eclipse directly with your eyes, you must look through safe solar viewing glasses (“eclipse glasses”) or a safe handheld solar viewer at all times. Eclipse glasses are NOT regular sunglasses; regular sunglasses, no matter how dark, are not safe for viewing the Sun. Safe solar viewers are thousands of times darker and ought to comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard. NASA does not approve any particular brand of solar viewers.

Always inspect your eclipse glasses or handheld viewer before use; if torn, scratched, or otherwise damaged, discard the device. Always supervise children using solar viewers.

Do NOT look at the Sun through a camera lens, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while wearing eclipse glasses or using a handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will burn through the filter and cause serious eye injury.

Excerpted from “Total Solar Eclipse Safety,” NASA


April 8
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh PA, PA 15212 United States
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