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Solar-bration: Get Psyched About the Solar Eclipse

Event information

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center


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An illustration showing the sun at various stages during a total solar eclipse Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

This ongoing program runs Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.

The path of a total solar eclipse will pass through Illinois on Monday, April 8. This will not occur again in the United States until 2044. To celebrate this rare event, Four Rivers is offering a weekend solar eclipse preview. In this drop-in program, understand the safety required to protect your eyes, make a craft and participate in activities and science experiments to get you pumped up and ready for Monday’s magical event.

Event requirements

No registration required.

This is an inclusive program, welcoming individuals of all abilities. Four Rivers is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.