GRPM hosting Eclipse Party 10 am-3 pm on Aug. 21

By Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM)


Join the GRPM on August 21 as the continental U.S. will see a total eclipse spanning from Oregon to South Carolina, with a partial eclipse taking place in Michigan. This special Eclipse Party will include hands-on activities, safe eclipse viewing and more between 10 am and 3 pm.


Hands-on activities for the day will include:

  • Making solar system bracelets
  • Decorating personal eclipse shades
  • Designing and building space craft
  • Making eclipse projectors
  • And more!

The party will also feature a meal deal, multiple shows on the half hour of “Eclipses and Phases of the Moon” in the Chaffee Planetarium ($4 per person), and a live stream of the total eclipse will be shown in the Meijer Theater. Visitors can also be part of a WZZM broadcast from 12 to 1 pm!


Activities as part of the Eclipse Party will be included with general admission to the Museum, and FREE to Museum members. Tickets may be reserved in advance by going here.


GRPM is located at 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.


A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available at the Eclipse Party, on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 am.