Nashville’s Adventure Science Center to Host Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party

Adventure Science Center will celebrate science and the eclipse Nashville-style.

In honor of this summer’s greatly anticipated total solar eclipse and Nashville’s unique role as the largest city within the eclipse’s path of totality, Adventure Science Center will celebrate science Nashville-style, with the Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party on August 19, 20, 21. The celebration will feature a giant science, technology, and music festival; an eclipse viewing extravaganza; and the opening of the science center’s new virtual reality installation, allowing indoor eclipse festival ticket-holders to be the first to try the new VR experience.

“Not only is this the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the country in over a century, it’s the first one Nashville’s seen in more than 500 years,” said Steve Hinkley, the new President and CEO of Adventure Science Center. Steve will officially begin leading the science center during the first week of July. “I am thrilled to be joining Adventure Science Center at such an exciting time. I’m also proud of the organization’s efforts to inform and engage Nashville’s community around the eclipse.”

For over a year, Adventure Science Center (ASC) has been working hard to raise eclipse awareness, hosting monthly eclipse stakeholder meetings for local and regional community, business, and government leaders. The science center offers public monthly eclipse activity days, a special eclipse guest speaker series, and an original, fulldome eclipse production shown daily in Sudekum Planetarium. Along with public eclipse programming, the science center provides eclipse professional development for teachers and eclipse school programs for students.

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