Transit of Mercury (Museum Open)
November 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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(Member-Exclusive Preview: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.)
Join us to celebrate a celestial event that only occurs about 13 times each century! Throughout the morning, Mercury will seem to pass across the sun. Peer through a telescope to observe the transit through a special sun filter, learn why what happens on Mercury stays on Mercury, and experiment with chemistry that fuels interplanetary exploration. The event is included with general admission. In honor of Veteran’s Day: free admission for veterans and active duty military with ID.
- 9:00-1:00 Telescope Viewing – Sundial Plaza (weather dependent)
- 9:00-1:00 Near/Far Activity – Middle Level
- 9:00-1:00 Acid/Base Rockets – Middle Level
- 9:00-11:00 & 11:30-1:00 Live stream of Mercury Transit – Secrets of the Forest
- 9:15 & 9:50 Mercury: Minute and Mighty – live Planetarium show (free for members)
- 11:00 Science Discovery – Mousetronaut – Secrets of the Forest
- 12:00 & 1:00 Mercury: Minute and Mighty – live Planetarium show (additional ticket required)
- 1:30 Science Discovery – Secrets of the Forest
- 2:00 Passport to Universe – Planetarium (additional ticket required)
- 2:30 Science Discovery – Secrets of the Forest
- 3:00 Super Stars: The Sky Tonight – live Planetarium show (additional ticket required)