for Educators

Eclipse 2024!

Grades K-12 | Prepare for the upcoming 2024 total solar eclipse.

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • Planetarium Digistar Presentation
  • Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Earth Science, Space Science, Technology & Applications of Science

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Thank you to LaBella for their generous support of this field trip program! 

We prepare for the solar eclipses that are coming soon to western New York: a partial eclipse on October 14, 2023, and a total eclipse on April 8, 2024. Get the outer-space view of what makes an eclipse, review the solar eclipse of 2017, learn where you must be to get the best views in 2023 and 2024, and what to watch for. **Seating capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit. Maximum capacity includes all students, teachers, aides, chaperones, parents, and siblings.


How To Book

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 10/25/2023
  • End Date: 05/22/2024
  • Program Length: 45 min. plus seating time
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 15
  • Maximum Attendance: 90

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Planetarium Group Admission (for 1 show): $10 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

    In-Person Lunch Fee: $30 per class, students required to bring bag lunches
  • Minimum Student Charge: 15 students