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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.


Member Tickets

1,500 free member admissions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once those tickets have been claimed, members can purchase admission tickets at a discounted 20% off rate. 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

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Early Bird Cost: $67.95 for adults and youth (ages 4-11). Includes general museum admission.
  • Tier 2 Cost as of October 1: $70.00 for adults and youth (ages 4-11). Includes general museum admission.
  • Early Bird Member Cost: $35 for adults and youth
  • Tier 2 Member Cost as of October 1: $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.

BUY Premium Solar Eclipse Tickets here

Member Premium Solar Eclipse Tickets here

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.

Programme 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.

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.