Start: March 29, 2024 5:30 p.m.
End: March 29, 2024 6:15 p.m.

During this special live program by Planetarium Director Ms. Dayna Thompson, you will learn about the science of solar eclipses, tips and tricks to seeing an eclipse, how to view totality, and more.

One free pair of solar eclipse glasses will be provided to each planetarium show guest for a suggested cash donation of $1, while supplies last. A hands-on activity will be available before the program. Telescope viewing will be available after the program, weather and time permitting.

All ages are welcome, best suited for ages 9+.

When: Friday, March 29, 5:30pm and again at 6:30pm. We do our best to open doors 10 minutes before showtime for special eclipse programs.
Cost: FREE, cash donations accepted. Space is limited, and seating will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Due to nearby construction, select parking and pathway access to the planetarium is blocked off. Plan to arrive early to safely navigate the area and to arrive on time for the program.

  • The planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Building, at 2111 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN.
  • Food, drinks, gum or candy are not allowed in the planetarium.
  • Cellphones and any electronics that emit light must be silenced or turned off at the start of all programs. Please refrain from wearing light-up shoes to any planetarium programs.
  • Children 17 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • We greatly appreciate your support to make our programs possible, and cash donations are accepted at the door.

Glasses are partially funded through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Simons Foundation. Learn more about the upcoming total solar eclipse happening at Ball State to prepare for this spectacular event.