On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. We invite you to join us as we celebrate this eclipse in style at the Air Zoo from 11AM-3PM!
Beginning at 11AM, there will be fun activities throughout the Air Zoo including crafts and story time with the Kalamazoo Public Library, hands-on activities with Air Zoo education staff to learn more about the eclipse, and the unveiling of the Air Zoo’s brand new portable planetarium!
Michigan will experience about 90% totality around 2:30PM, and we plan to be outside (weather permitting) to watch and engage in more fun activities! All of these activities are free with paid admission, AND come with a pair of solar glasses (limit 2 per family while supplies last). Because we will not experience full totality here (which also means it will not get dark), it will not be safe to look at the sun with your naked eye at any point during the eclipse.
For safety, we therefore ask that you PLEASE make sure to wear your solar glasses to watch the eclipse. Remember, do NOT look at the sun without specialized solar glasses during the eclipse (that means no sunglasses, camera lenses, or homemade devices designed to protect your eyes). Be safe and enjoy this historic event!
WHAT IS AN ECLIPSE?
A total eclipse is when the Sun is completely hidden by the Moon, the sky becomes dark, and the Sun’s faint atmosphere (its corona) becomes visible – like a beautiful halo. This total eclipse will ONLY be visible on a narrow track stretching from Oregon to South Carolina across the U.S. Because no other country will get to see this total eclipse, it’s being nick named “The All-American Eclipse.”
All activities are free with paid admission to the Air Zoo.
Air Zoo Members = FREE
Seniors 60+ yrs = $12.50
Children 5-18 yrs $14.50
Children 0-4 yrs = FREE
Military/Veteran Discount = 50%
Public Safety (Police & Fire) Discount = 50%