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Due to inclement weather, our outdoor solar eclipse programming as originally planned on 10/14 is canceled. Eclipse programming will continue inside the museum with live streams, shows, and more. Please note: no refunds or exchanges allowed.

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Join us for a day of exciting programming throughout the museum and on the Science Plaza, including solar telescope viewing, hands-on space-themed activities, live science shows and demonstrations, and a unique Frost Planetarium show that delves into the science and history of eclipses.

October’s eclipse is an annular eclipse, which occurs when the Moon is a bit further away from the Earth than in a total solar eclipse. This means the Moon will not fully cover the disk of the Sun, leaving a ring of light around the Moon even when the two are fully aligned. It will be a beautiful sight! Here in Miami the eclipse will begin at 11:57 a.m. and reach its maximum coverage of 58% of the Sun at 1:34 p.m. The eclipse will end at 3:12 p.m.

During this time, you can marvel at the annular solar eclipse using our solar telescopes, solar viewers, or your own pair of solar eclipse glasses, available for purchase online in advance or in the Science Store. Buy your glasses here!*

*Please carefully read user instructions on eclipse glasses before use. Use of eclipse glasses is at your own risk.

Cost: $32.95 for adults, $24.95 for youth (ages 4-11).
If you are a member please refer to the section below.


Programming Schedules

Frost Science presents “The Great American Eclipses of 2023 and 2024”

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (15-minute showings, three shows per hour). Show seating is first-come, first-served.

Earth, Moon, and Sun: Oh My!
11:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., Science Plaza Stage, Level 1
A special show all about the temperature extremes of space, featuring liquid nitrogen and fire.

The Great Eclipse Update
12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m., Ocean Gallery Stage, Level 1
An interactive live show in the style of SNL’s Weekend Update.

Programming takes place from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Solar Telescope Viewing,
Science Plaza, Level 1
Learn about solar telescopes and safely view the eclipse.

Space Station,
Science Plaza, Level 1
Participate in a series of rotating space science activities.

Lunar Base Camp,
Roaming Locations, Levels 1-4
Build a lunar base with the help of Frost Science educators.

DIY Eclipse Glasses,
Roaming Locations, Levels 1-4
Make your own eclipse glasses to safely view the partial solar eclipse.

Sunspot Tracking,
Roaming Locations, Levels 1-4
Learn how and why scientists observe and track sunspots, then help our team update our own sunspot tracker.

Space, Sculpture, and Silhouette,
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Level 1

As part of PAMM Free Second Saturdays, explore how “art meets science” and enjoy a fun afternoon of artmaking and activities inspired by the eclipse. Learn more here.

Member Tickets – SOLD OUT

Complimentary member tickets are no longer available. If you still wish to attend, we recommend purchasing admission tickets with your 20% off member discount and sign up on the waitlist for complimentary member tickets. Signing up for the waitlist does not guarantee tickets. Skip the crowd by registering for the Members-Only Preview for Sharks on Friday, October 13. Members participating in the Members-Only Preview will have access to educational solar eclipse programming and will receive two complimentary pairs of eclipse glasses per member household to safely enjoy the eclipse from home.

Premium Solar Eclipse Experience – SOLD OUT

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Costs: $70.00 for adults and youth (ages 4-11). Includes general museum admission. Member Cost: $50.00 for adults and youth

Up to 250 guests will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive premium viewing access for the Solar Eclipse Celebration. The package includes a private Frost Planetarium show at 11:00 a.m., access to the outdoor ‘Lunar Lounge’ on Level 5 of the museum, special educational programming, and exclusive Level 6 rooftop event access. In addition to general museum admission, each ticket comes with a gift bag that includes a pair of ISO-certified solar glasses and additional items.

Important Safety Information

Your safety is our top priority. Please ensure you use proper solar eclipse glasses with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard to view the Sun. At Frost Science, we offer solar eclipse glasses from our Science Store, which have been approved by the American Astronomical Society for safe viewing*. If you have glasses from a previous eclipse, they can still be used if they are undamaged. Remember, never look directly at the Sun without proper protection.
*Please carefully read user instructions on eclipse glasses before use. Use of eclipse glasses is at your own risk.

Eclipse Educational Resources

Curious to know more about solar eclipses? Explore additional resources here:

Parking Instructions

  • Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $18 flat rate.
  • Onsite parking will fill quickly; please plan your visit accordingly and arrive early. Paid offsite parking will be available at several nearby locations, including the Omni Parking Garage, 453 NE 15th St, Miami, FL 33132.