Join us for the beginning of Bloomington’s eclipse double header! From October to April two eclipse events will be visible from Bloomington, Indiana. There will be a Partial Annular Eclipse on Saturday, October 14, 2023 and a Total Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Come to the Eclipse Kick Off Street Party, on Saturday, October 14, to start the party and celebrate all things eclipse and astronomy. Experiment with appropriate, approved, solar viewing devices. Make star finders. Explore a personal planetarium. Learn cool eclipse and astronomy facts. Check out all the upcoming eclipse activities. Purchase eclipse swag. And take a peek at the first visible eclipse!

Recommended Ages: All ages

Activities: Hands-on eclipse activities

Dates and Times: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 11:30am – 2:30pm

  • NOTE: Partial Annular Eclipse. Starts at 11:39am, peak at 1:02pm, done at 2:28pm.

Location: On the sidewalk and street directly in front of WonderLab – 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN

Price: FREE The outside event, Solar Eclipse Kick-off Street Party, is free for all.

Admission prices to enter WonderLab: 

This work is supported by the Simons Foundation and is a part of its ‘In the Path of Totality’ initiative.