august, 2017

21aug10:00 am3:00 pmEclipse Party10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Event Details

Join the GRPM on August 21 as the continental U.S. will see a total eclipse spanning from Oregon to South Carolina, with a partial eclipse taking place in Michigan. This special Eclipse Party will include hands-on activities, safe eclipse viewing and more between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Hands on activities for the day will include:

  • Making solar system bracelets
  • Decorating personal eclipse shades
  • Designing and building space craft
  • Making eclipse projectors
  • And more!

The party will also feature a meal deal, multiple shows on the half hour of “Eclipses and Phases of the Moon” in the Chaffee Planetarium ($4 per person), and a live stream of the total eclipse will be shown in the Meijer Theater. Visitors can also be part of a WZZM broadcast from 12 to 1 p.m.!

Activities as part of the Eclipse Party will be included with general admission to the Museum, and FREE to Museum members. Tickets may be reserved in advance.

A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available at the Eclipse Party, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Eclipse Party will go on rain or shine.

Chaffee Planetarium Schedule

Shows are $4 each, Free to Museum members.

10:00 – Eclipses & Phases of the Moon
10:30 – Eclipses & Phases of the Moon
11:00 – Eclipses & Phases of the Moon
11:30 – Eclipses & Phases of the Moon
12:00 – Eclipses & Phases of the Moon
12:30 – Eclipses & Phases of the Moon
1:00 – Eclipses & Phases of the Moon
3:00 – Under Scorching Skies
3:30 – Under Scorching Skies


The Eclipse Party is sponsored by:




All sales final on Eclipse glasses.


(Monday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504