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    Solar Eclipse Tailgate Party

    Presented by at Discovery Place Nature

    August 21, 2017

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    Solar Eclipse Tailgate Party

    Witness the first solar eclipse to be visible from the United States in nearly four decades. Charlotte is located near the path of totality (98% eclipse) and from our parking lot, you will have a prime location to witness the sun disappearing behind the moon.  View the solar eclipse “tailgate style” with Discovery Place educators who will be answering questions and setting up eclipse-themed activities. Please bring lawn chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy. Cool down with an “Eclipsicle” from King of Pops available for purchase.

    The Museum will be partially open from noon - 4:00 p.m. for the solar eclipse viewing and a limited supply of special NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses will be available for sale in Trail’s End Store during the event, while supplies last. Two special planetarium shows will run at noon and 12:30 p.m.  Please note: Arrive early since the parking lot will be closing at 1:00 p.m. for prime solar eclipse viewing. Additional parking is available at Freedom Park. 

    Discovery Place Nature

    1658 Sterling Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28209

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    Phone: 704.372.6261


    From Discovery Place: Take 7th Street east. Turn right on Kings Drive. Kings Drive becomes Queens Road West at a traffic intersection. Continue on Queens Road West. Turn right onto Princeton Avenue and right onto Sterling Road.

    From I-77: From I-77, exit Woodlawn Road (Exit 6A). Bear right onto Woodlawn and drive east for two miles turn left on Park Road. Drive north on Park Road for one mile and turn right on Princeton. Turn left on Sterling Road and right into the museum.

    From Highway 74 headed west, take Independence Boulevard to Kings Drive. Take a left on Kings Drive, which turns into Queens Road West at East Boulevard. Take the next right onto Wellesley. Turn left on Sterling Road. The Nature Museum is on the right.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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