Mayor Huether to Attend Solar Eclipse Events at Washington Pavilion

Mayor Huether to Attend Solar Eclipse Events at Washington PavilionSioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether plans to watch the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21 at the Washington Pavilion. The public is invited to experience the eclipse at the Kirby Science Discovery Center. The eclipse will be visible across the United States and will reach its maximum viewing in our area at 1:01 p.m.

According to Washington Pavilion staff, Mayor Huether looks forward to "experiencing the event with fellow fans of science."

The public will be able to learn about the eclipse and outer space through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Eclipse viewing glasses are included with admission or membership for the day for the first 200 patrons. Weather permitting, attendees will enjoy seeing a solar eclipse from an outdoor location, when the moon covers over 90% of the sun's disk.

SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS:

11:15 a.m. | 2nd floor: Room to Grow

Eclipse Story time: Read "Eclipse: Darkness in Daytime" by Franklyn M. Branley and Donald Crews with us and find out what happens during a solar eclipse.

3:15 p.m. | 3rd floor: Stage Science | Nano Science

4:15 p.m. | Outside by car lift | Reptile Rapture

SOLAR ECLIPSE LAB AND ECLIPSE VIEWING:

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.| Outside by car lift (3rd floor: Stage Science in case of rain)

Solar Eclipse: Simulate a solar eclipse by casting a mini Moon's shadow onto Earth.

Big Sun, Small Moon: How big is the sun compared to the moon? Trick your eyes with distance and size.

Eclipse Art: Create and take home your own artistic memento of this rare event.

For more information, please call the Washington Pavilion Box Office at (605) 367-6000, visit the Box Office at 301 S Main Avenue or go online at washingtonpavilion.org.

The Washington Pavilion is the region's home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.

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