Released January 9, 2024

Solarbration Offers Exclusive Eclipse Experience

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 8, 2024) — With the total solar eclipse expected to draw around 100,000 people to Indianapolis this April, the Indiana State Museum is offering Hoosiers and out-of-town visitors alike an exclusive opportunity to elevate their eclipse experience.

Tickets are now on sale for the museum’s Solarbration: VIP Eclipse Event, happening from noon-5 p.m. on April 8. Attendees at this fundraising event will enjoy a more intimate setting and a birds-eye view for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event along with additional benefits like reserved parking, gourmet bites, premium cocktails and mocktails, official eclipse viewing glasses and more.

Upon arrival, Solarbration attendees will find guaranteed reserved parking in the White River State Park garage that connects directly to the museum. Throughout the afternoon, patrons will have special access to the museum’s third-floor canal overlook bridge to sip on eclipse-themed cocktails and sample delicious hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the beautiful view of downtown Indianapolis. Plus, they can browse the museum’s three floors of galleries and take part in all the public eclipse programming, including live demonstrations, space-themed activities, fun facts and more. The museum’s public eclipse programming is supported by the Simons Foundation.

As totality approaches at 3:06 p.m., attendees will receive a pair of official solar eclipse viewing glasses before stepping out to the private balcony to take in the total solar eclipse from high above the crowds while enjoying a celebratory toast.

A limited number of tickets are available for $250 per person, and Indiana State Museum and Historic sites members will receive a 25% discount. Tickets can be purchased at through April 5. This is a family-friendly event, and alcohol will be served in designated areas only.

Solarbration supports the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ efforts to provide immersive and engaging learning experiences for visitors of all ages, including the commitment to offer free field trips year-round at its 12 locations across the state to all Indiana K-12 students and educators.

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About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a museum system with 12 locations across the state, offering visitors a chance to engage with Indiana’s past and present and see how their actions help shape the future. At each location, visitors are invited to explore big questions and create lasting experiences that will resonate long after each visit ends. Whether interested in art or architecture, history or science, there’s something for everyone and every interest. The Indianapolis museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The historic sites are located across the state, stretching from Rome City in northeastern Indiana to Evansville in the southwest. Learn more at