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Solar Eclipse Viewing at the Intrepid

Don’t miss this rare opportunity at one of the Park’s most beloved attractions.

The Intrepid Museum will host a special celebration offering visitors the chance to watch the solar eclipse from the dramatic setting of the flight deck of the legendary aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid on Monday, April 8.

While onboard, visitors can learn more about this cosmic phenomenon from knowledgeable Museum educators as they explore the science of eclipses against the stunning backdrop of the New York City skyline and the Hudson River.

The eclipse will begin around 2:00 PM, with 89% totality for New York City set to occur at 3:25 PM. Commemorative eclipse glasses will be provided to Museum guests at no additional cost during their visit, subject to availability. Due to capacity constraints, access to the flight deck for viewing will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests should arrive early to secure their spot.

This event is free with Museum Admission. Visit the Intrepid Museum’s web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

There will be a partial solar eclipse visible in New York City on Monday April 8. Planning to enjoy the eclipse safely is important. Please see below for tips from New York State on how to have a safe and enjoyable viewing of this cosmic rarity.

Protect your eyes and plan ahead for a safe way to view the eclipse!

  • Do not look directly at the sun during the eclipse.
  • Sunglasses, polarized or otherwise, are not a safe replacement for solar eclipse glasses.
  • Viewing any part of the sun through a camera lens, binoculars or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.
  • If your eyes are exposed to the sun without the appropriate protection, it can cause “eclipse blindness,” which can temporarily or permanently damage your eyes.
  • Some of the best ways to view a solar eclipse include through a pinhole projector where you look at a projected image through a pinhole in cardboard paper, or by using International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 12312-2 certified eclipse glasses from a trusted source.
The sun and moon during an eclipse Photo credit: NASA

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Monday, Apr 08
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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