Free Solar Eclipse Celebration

Visitors pose for a photographer in the plaza during the Discovery Days program at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas Saturday July 11, 2015.

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Join the Perot for free activities on its Plaza from noon to 2 p.m. to experience the much-anticipated solar eclipse when the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely covers the sun. Dallas is not in the path of totality, so we will only experience a partial eclipse. But don’t let that stop you from coming out to party. The museum will be having space activities, learning about solar eclipses, and viewing of a live feed of the solar eclipse in totality.

Live Solar Eclipse Feed: See the solar eclipse in totality as we watch a live feed from NASA.

Solar Eclipse Glasses: Just because we can’t see the solar eclipse in totality doesn’t mean we don’t need to wear protective eyewear. Pick up your solar eclipse glasses and learn how and why you must protect your eyes during a solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse: Learn how and why solar eclipses occur.

Big Sun, Small Moon: Figure out why the sun and the moon appear to be the same size in the sky.

Orbiting Objects: Explore how the forces of gravity influence everything with mass in space.

Pocket Solar System: Create a scale model of our solar system and explore how vast the distances are between the planets.

Pinhole Cameras with the TECH Truck: Learn all about pinhole cameras with the Perot Museum TECH Truck.

Universe Discovery Cart: Join a Perot Museum educator to learn about meteorites, find out how to use a sun spotter, and explore the planets of our solar system.

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