Family Program: Shoot for the Stars Eclipse Edition

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET

This event is free and open to the public

Jefferson Garden

105 S. 5th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Monday, April 8 

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET

A picture of kids crafting paper stars at a table

Photo Credit: Johanna Austin,

Monday, April 8 from 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET

Join us at the American Philosophical Society Museum for our family program, “Shoot for the Stars Eclipse Edition!” APS Education staff will be handing out eclipse viewing glasses* and celebrating the eclipse itself with some space related activities. We will also be demonstrating a LightSound device which provides an audible experience of the eclipse.  

The program will take place in the APS Jefferson Garden from 1:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. and is free and open to the public. In the case of rain, the event will take place in the APS' Franklin Hall 427 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 

Please note that photographs or video may be taken by APS staff throughout the event for educational and/or promotional materials.

Materials provided by National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network. LightSound device provided by the LightSound Project at Harvard University.

*While supplies last and only one pair of glasses per person. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessing this event, please contact the education office at [email protected]. We appreciate two weeks of advance notice for any accessibility requests.