The 2024 Solar Eclipse is coming up on Monday, April 8 and here in Dover it will start around 3:28pm. The last time New Hampshire was in an eclipse's "Path of Totality" was 1959, and the next one won't be until 2079!

While the Children's Museum of New Hampshire will be closed on April 8th, there are still plenty of opportunities all around the state to safely view the eclipse and learn more about the science of the phenomenon. The state has created a comprehensive site with lots of great resources here:

Our friends at UNH have this great video on how to safely view an eclipse.

And this is a good article from our friends at Dartmouth-Hitchcock on why it's important to view an eclipse with the right eye protection.

And speaking of eye protection, the museum has a supply of glasses that were donated to us through the Dover Library and we are able to give them to any visitors (2 per family) through Noon on Sunday, April 7th, while supplies last. Just ask the front desk for help!

Happy and Safe Eclipse Viewing!