Getting nerdy over solar eclipse science at Museum of Discovery

Museum shares the science behind the eclipse

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Museum of Discovery hosted a watch party for the eclipse and of course, they took it to the next level.

One whole hour before the event opened its doors, there was a line halfway down the block. The event sold out a week in advance with 900 spots.

The hands-on museum had several stations set up to teach everyone all things light, shadow, and eclipse. There was a shadow room to teach little ones about casting shadows.

A station to make your own pinhole projection as an alternative to directly looking at the eclipse. 

THV11 even got to partake in an experiment showing how the sun works using hydrogen bubbles! 

After pizza and games, everyone went outside. Some looked up, some looked through pinholes, some even looked down at the crescent-shaped tree shadows. All in awe of an event years in the making. 

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