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2017 Eclipse Across America

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  • Location
    Discovery Center Museum
    711 N. Main St.
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone
    (815) 963-6769
  • Date
    August 20-21, 2017
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm | Monday 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Price
    Museum admission: $8 per person | Free for members and children age one and younger
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Gather all the info you need to understand how our tiny moon can block all the light from our gigantic sun. Take in a special planetarium show, explore sun-moon-earth relationships, manipulate models of scale, size, and movement, and build tools to safely view the eclipse.

On Monday, Eclipse Day, we’ll repeat all the activities from Sunday. Plus we’ll be outside, weather permitting, and watch as the moon slowly covers the sun and then slides past! Maximum eclipse coverage in Rockford is around noon. Included with Discovery Center admission. Admission: $8.00/person or free for members and children age one and younger.

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Directions:
Discovery Center Museum - 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum.

2017 Eclipse Across America
  • August 20-21, 2017
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • Museum admission: $8 per person | Free for members and children age one and younger
  • Recurring daily