The Arizona Museum of Natural History will host an eclipse party Aug. 19 during which residents can learn about this rare event.
The museum's Pre-Eclipse Party will be from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa.
Scientists from Arizona State University (ASU) will be on hand to interact with children through activities, crafts and special presentations about space and the upcoming solar eclipse, according to a press release.
Participants will hear about NASA’s recent missions into space, make a pocket-sized solar system and wonder about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. While supplies last, attendees can take home a special pair of glasses for watching the eclipse safely.
Admission to the Pre-Eclipse Party is included with regular museum admission of $12 for adults, $7 for children and $10 for senior citizens. The museum will remain open to visitors throughout the event.
There is ample parking on the street and in free public parking areas around the museum.
Scientists participating in the event represent the ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration.