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Fri 21

Parks Canada – What’s on the Menu?

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 21

Downward Dog with Dinos

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 21

Horizon

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 26
Fri 28

Indigo Arrows: Block Printing Workshop

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Summer Hours

Canada Day (July 1)
10 am - 5 pm

Monday to Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
10 am - 5 pm

Fridays
(Science Gallery and Planetarium close at 5pm)

10 am - 9 pm
10 am - 5 pm (July 7)

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Solar Eclipse Experience

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse! At the Museum, the sun will be 70% eclipsed – join us as we view the event LIVE with safe solar telescopes. We’ll also have a live feed from the central eclipse path, showing the awe-inspiring total solar eclipse.

Go even deeper into the science of eclipses and how to best see the eclipse in August with our brand new Planetarium show, Chasing the Shadow: This Summer's Solar Eclipse, opening July 1.

WARNING: NEVER STARE DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN.

To safely view the eclipse, use one of the following methods:

  • Eclipse Glasses – An affordable method to see the sun any time of the year. The Museum has brought in approved Eclipse Glasses which are available from the Museum Shop on the main level during regular hours.  Glasses are $3.00 each (+ tax) while supplies last.  These are NOT designed to be used with telescopes or binoculars.
  • Pinhole Projector – Use ancient technology to safely project an image of the sun! NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a simple set of instructions to follow.  https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera
  • Welder’s Mask – A welding mask with lens rating of 14 is safe for viewing the eclipse. Do not use a welder’s mask if the lens is damaged, scratched, or if the shade rating is unknown.
  • Solar Filters –If you already own a telescope, a solar filter can be added to your telescope to make it eclipse ready. See you telescope’s manufacturer to find an appropriate filter for your telescope.
  • Online – If the skies are cloudy, or to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse further south, live feeds will be available from a number of sources online.

The Eclipse programming is presented by

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