Bring your friends to watch a partial eclipse of the sun at Portland Children’s Museum! Special solar eclipse glasses will be provided and are required to those who join us to watch this rare sight from the Patio. The main event will begin with first contact around 9:06 a.m., the maximum partial solar eclipse of 99.1% will be at 10:19 a.m., and last contact will be 11:38 a.m.

Come early and stay after the big event to play and learn about outer space through a variety of art, science, and sensory activities. This event is free with admission. The first 100 visitors will receive free approved glasses, which will be handed out at check-in. Feel free to bring your own pair. The Museum will have a limited supply of approved glasses for sale. Be sure to get there early!

  • Solar System chalk drawing collaborative
  • Galaxy Slime 
  • Solar System Hats
  • Solar Eclipse Mobile
  • Pinhole Camera
  • Rocket Launch 
  • Alien Space Ships 
  • Planet Painting with shaving cream marbling

We want to make sure we have enough glasses for everyone so be sure to tell us if you're coming!

PLEASE NOTE: You must use special solar viewing glasses whenever the sun isn’t completely eclipsed or it may cause irreparable eye damage. You would not feel the burn happening, but the damage done would last forever. 

HOW TO VIEW THE PARTIAL ECLIPSE SAFELY: http://kidseclipse.com/what-are-the-safety-facts/

APPROVED GLASSES: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters