Discover the eclipse with us!

Eclipse Events and Programming

Weekend of the Eclipse

We’re excited to offer extended hours to celebrate the long eclipse weekend:
Saturday, April 6th: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 7th: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, April 8th: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Enjoy educational programming and pregame the eclipse (happy hour) from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with our friends from Lost Forty Brewing! We will sell Moon Pies and Sunny D as family-friendly options as well.

Pre-Eclipse Programming

PPG STEAM Studio: We are hosting rotating eclipse-related activities in our PPG STEAM Studio including an eclipse and moon phase matching game (early learners), DIY pinhole viewers, shadow play, a commemorative eclipse rubbing activity and lunar camp builds.

Wiggle Worms: This program for families with children 6 and younger introduces them to STEAM concepts. It begins with story time and concludes with a hands-on activity. Wiggle Worms will be held multiple times eclipse week: April 2, 4, 6, 7, 8- “Eclipse Creature Feature”

Hands-on Programming and Demonstrations: We will be offering a variety of eclipse and space-themed activities daily for guests from rocket propulsion to the necessity of eclipse glasses. They will consist of:

Comparing lenses for eye protection with a series of small handheld windows to see how they affect incoming light. We will also be using models to demonstrate the shadow that will be cast by the Moon onto the Earth, representing how unique it is to be in the path of totality.

Studying the push and pull of planetary science by exploring magnetism and the physics of gravity.  Guests will also be able to make and take home straw rockets to learn about real rocket science, engineering, and trajectory.

Exploring propulsion, combustion, and Newton’s third law of motion by demonstrating a “Whoosh Bottle.” “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction along the same straight line.” Fuel, heat, and oxygen combine to create an explosive reaction, launching our very own mini spaceship sky-high. Once the fuel has been consumed, we see that what goes up, must come down!