Take a front-row seat alongside your fellow space and astronomy enthusiasts for an event that’s truly out of this world! Plan your visit to one of our locations across the state of Indiana. 

Central Region

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Celebrate the total solar eclipse with a day full of hands-on activities, live demonstrations, fun facts and more. Receive a free pair of solar viewing glasses, while supplies last, or purchase a pair in the Indiana Store then learn how to safely view this rare celestial phenomenon. Find your spot on the front lawn to watch the eclipse at approximately 3:06 p.m., weather dependent. Or enjoy a live stream of the eclipse in the indoor comfort of the museum’s auditorium. Afterwards, visit the museum galleries to see a real moon rock. This will be a stellar experience you won’t want to miss! 

Included with admission; $2/Access Pass members; $7/BSA Scouts, Girl Scouts and their families

Duration of totality: 3 minutes, 46 seconds
Total eclipse begins: 3:06 p.m. EST

Solarbration: VIP Eclipse Event 

Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis
12 – 5 p.m.

Elevate your eclipse experience by joining an exclusive and intimate VIP event. You’ll have access to our balcony with a direct line of sight to the total solar eclipse. Included in your ticket is reserved parking in the White River State Park garage, admission to the Indiana State Museum and our eclipse programming, a bar with specialty drinks and cocktails, eclipse-themed hors d’oeuvres and official solar eclipse viewing glasses. Plus, there will be special surprises and giveaways!

$250/person

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Duration of totality: 3 minutes, 46 seconds
Total eclipse begins: 3:06 p.m. EST

Total Solar Eclipse at T.C. Steele 

T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Nashville
1 – 4:30 p.m. 

View the total solar eclipse from T.C. Steele’s hilltop home in Brown County! Walk-up activities for children and families will be offered including an outdoor stomp rocket station, space themed sensory bins, solar system puzzles and a sun, Earth and moon orbital model to explore. Included with each ticket, visitors will receive one pair of eclipse glasses to view the eclipse safely. Registration required by March 29. 

$15/adult, $8/youth (ages 3-17), 25% discount for members  

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Duration of totality: 3 minutes, 57 seconds
Total eclipse begins: 3:05 p.m. EST

Eclipse Day Crafts

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
Metamora
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

On the day of the great solar eclipse of 2024, children will learn about the grand celestial event through crafts and eclipse demonstrations including corona coloring activity, coloring sheets and spinning sun, Earth and moon models at the Grist Mill. Recommended for ages 3-10.

This is a free event

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Duration of totality: 3 minutes, 20 seconds
Total eclipse begins: 3:07 p.m. EST

Southwest Region

Total Solar Eclipse at Angel Mounds 

Angel Mounds State Historic Site
Evansville
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST

Everything you need to view the eclipse in style is right here – including the glasses and the view! Be sure to join us for a talk (1 p.m. and again immediately following the eclipse) to learn how the mounds were engineered to align with the sun and moon. 

$5/adult, $3/youth (ages 3-17); $4/seniors; 25% discount for members 

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Duration of totality: 3 minutes, 2 seconds
Total eclipse begins: 2:02 p.m. CST

Total Solar Eclipse at New Harmony 

New Harmony State Historic Site
New Harmony
12 – 3:30 p.m. CST 

Join us in the quaint and historical town of New Harmony for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a total solar eclipse. With multiple prime viewing locations, glasses available for purchase (while supplies last) and activities for the whole family including making a horizontal sundial and a pocket solar system, you won’t want to miss out!   

This is a free event

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Duration of totality: 3 minutes, 54 seconds
Total eclipse begins: 2:01 p.m. CST

North Region

Total Solar Eclipse at Limberlost 

Limberlost State Historic Site
Geneva
1:30 – 4 p.m.
 

Stretch out at Limberlost and enjoy the total eclipse! Set up your camp chairs and blankets on the cabin grounds and adjacent open field. Space is first come, first served. Join our Site Naturalist Curt Burnette at 1:30 p.m. in the visitor center as he shares how animals react to natural events like the total eclipse, then settle in and enjoy the once in a lifetime show. A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available for sale in the gift shop. The visitors center will be open from 1-4 p.m. 

This is a free event

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Duration of totality: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
Total eclipse begins: 3:08 p.m. EST