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. Solar viewing glasses are available at all locations. 

Central Region

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

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

Celebrate the total solar eclipse with a day full of hands-on activities, live demonstrations, fun facts, collaborative art, science experiments 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 3:06 p.m., weather dependent. Or enjoy a live stream of the eclipse in the indoor comfort of the IMAX® theater or the museum’s auditorium. Afterwards, visit the museum galleries to see a real moon rock and enjoy other earth, moon and space activities. View a complete list of activities. This will be a stellar experience you won’t want to miss! Registration encouraged. 

$20/adult; $18/senior; $14/youth; $5/college student; $2/Access Pass member; $7/BSA Scouts, Girl Scouts and their families; Children under age 3 are free; Members are free

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

Tickets available at the door.

Solarbration: VIP Eclipse Event 

Indiana State Museum
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, *25% discount for members

This event is sold out. To be added to our waitlist, please call 317.719.2650.


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
1 – 4:30 p.m. 

View the total solar eclipse from T.C. Steele’s scenic 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  


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

Eclipse Day Crafts

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

On the day of the 2024 total solar eclipse, children will learn about the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event through craft-making using corona coloring activity sheets. There will also be fun eclipse demonstrations including spinning sun, Earth and moon models at the Grist Mill. No registration required. Recommended for ages 3-10.

This is a free event.

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
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST

Join your fellow eclipse enthusiasts and experience this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event at a site specifically designed to align with the sun and moon! We will have everything you need to watch the eclipse in style, including the glasses, which can be purchased in the gift shop, and a spectacular view. Plus, join us at 1 p.m. and again immediately following the eclipse to learn how and why the people of the Middle Mississippian culture engineered the mounds centuries ago and what that has to do with the eclipse.

This event is sold out.

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 

Experience the quaint and historical town of New Harmony in a totally new light during the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse. Visitors can enjoy 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.


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
1:30 – 4 p.m.

Stretch out at Limberlost and enjoy the total solar eclipse! Set up your camp chairs and blankets on the cabin grounds and adjacent open field. Space is firstcome, firstserved. 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 onceinalifetime celestial event. 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. Parking is limited, please plan accordingly. 

This event is sold out.

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

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Total Solar Eclipse Celebration Activities **All activities will close from 2:30-3:30 p.m. so visitors and staff can view the eclipse; galleries will remain open.**

  • Level One 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (unless noted otherwise)

    • Pinewood Derby® Space Races
    • Eclipse-themed musical entertainment with DJ (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
    • Shadow Play: Step in front of the colored lights, move to the music and explore shadow play!
    • Art Carts: Make a protective case for your solar viewing glasses.
    • Chat with a Curator (10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.)
      • Gallery One: Chat with Curator of Geology Peggy Fisherkeller about our moon rock!
      • Natural Regions: Chat with Curator of Biology Damon Lowe about nocturnal animals.
    • Indiana Store: Shop eclipse-themed merchandise and more. Solar viewing glasses available for purchase while supplies last.
    • Auditorium:
      • Space-themed documentaries
      • Beginning at 2:30 p.m.: Live stream from NASA of eclipse
    • IMAX:
      • Beginning at 11 a.m.: Space documentaries Deep Sky, Hubble 3D, A Beautiful Planet 3D; purchase tickets at IMAX; not included in museum admission.
      • 2:30 p.m.: Live stream from NASA of eclipse; free admission (capacity 350, first-come, first-served)
    • R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Stop in to see sun, moon and Earth models and demonstrations.
    • Natural Regions: Explore the sights and sounds of nocturnal animals.
  • Level Two 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (unless noted otherwise)

    • Front Lawn:
      • Stomp rockets: Design your own paper rocket and send it soaring through space with a GOOD STOMP!
      • Witness the total solar eclipse at 3:06 p.m.
      • Pose for a picture with the giant eclipse glasses!
      • Visit with physicist Andrew Gavrin from IU Indianapolis and view the space telescope projection.
      • Create your own woodworking project related to the eclipse with Deeply Ingrained Woodshop on Wheels.
    • Education Center:
      • Enjoy sensory play, light and shadow play, and an eclipse glasses craft for little ones
      • Relax in the Over the Moon Lounge with games, puzzles and books
    • Play the Scrambled Counties game and spin the trivia wheel to learn about Indiana history with the Indiana Historical Society.
    • Heritage Corner:  Join in light and shadow play
    • Create a UV bead bracelet and see how beads change color in the sunlight.
    • Farmers Market Café: Open 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. with grab-and-go menu options
  • Level Three 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (unless noted otherwise)

    • Solar Oven Kits: Grab a solar oven kit (while supplies last), decorate it and get ready to make a s’more using only the heat of the sun!
    • Rapp Hall: Discover eclipse-related creative wellness science and art activities with art therapist Katy Wagner
    • Creativity Studio: Leave your mark with eclipse chalk art!
    • Symphony in Color: See artwork inspired by music created by students in grades one through six.
    • Experience our newest exhibits:
      • Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks
      • Woven Together
      • IN the Abstract