Eclipse Week | April 2-6

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Get Ready For Adventure!

 From April 2-6, receive one free solar eclipse viewer with each ticket purchase (while supplies last).

April 2-6 Planetarium Shows

Day Pass | Purchase Tickets

Interested in seeing more than one show? A day pass allows you to save money by enjoying as many shows in a day as you would like.

Children’s Show: Earth, Moon, & SunPurchase Tickets
Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm | Saturday 11:00am

Planetarium show suitable for children ages 10 & under.  During “Eclipse Week” the children’s show will be “Earth, Moon, & Sun” each day.

Totality Over Texas | Purchase Tickets

Tuesday-Saturday 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Texas is in the place to be to see the total eclipse on April 8, 2024! Total solar eclipses are a rare and beautiful phenomena, and in this new planetarium show you will learn how eclipses happen, how to safely view one, and where this eclipse take place. You will learn the history of eclipse watchers and how to observe safely. The next solar eclipse to cross the US is in 2045 so don’t miss this one!!


Eclipse: The Sun RevealedPurchase Tickets
Tuesday-Saturday 2:00pm & 4pm

On April 8, 2024, the Moon will cast its shadow on the Earth, tracing a narrow path across North America. If you stand in just the right place you will see the Moon cover up the Sun in a total solar eclipse! Don’t miss the incredible experience! Learn how to safely observe eclipses, why they happen, and how the study of eclipses has advanced science. April 8, 2024: where will you be?

Special Events
TJC Powerful Voices: Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi | Purchase Tickets
Thursday, April 4 7:00pm

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi has three degrees, eight U.S. patents, and four E.U. patents and has hosted Science Channel and Discovery shows. More impressive, still, is his life story: Oluseyi grew up in the roughest neighborhoods of America, learned to survive on the street, and still taught himself Einstein’s theory of relativity from an old set of encyclopedias. He was presented with a compelling option to quit at every turn, yet he persevered. Today, he is a NASA astrophysicist and a global educator. In a public presentation, Dr. Oluseyi will share his story and address a new focus on space travel and its possible implications.

East Texas Symphony Orchestra: Totality of the Sun | Purchase Tickets
Saturday, April 6 4:00pm & 7:30pm

In partnership with Tyler Junior College, ETSO will present a once in a lifetime event celebrating a total eclipse of the sun. The Eclipse Concert will feature East Texas Symphony Orchestra playing celestial favorites with beautiful visuals provided by TJC’s Earth & Space Science Center.


Star Party Saturday | Free Reservations

Come see what is visible in tonight’s sky! Join us for monthly star parties. Telescopes will be available for viewing (weather permitting) and there will be astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way around the night sky. Free live planetarium shows will be offered in our domed theater at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00PM.  Tickets are free, but reservations are required.
*In the event of inclement weather, telescopes may not be available, but the planetarium shows will still be offered.



April 8 Eclipse Day Viewing Locations

TJC has partnered with Visit Tyler to promote numerous eclipse-viewing sites across the city on April 8.

Locations including Caldwell Zoo, Discovery Science Place, True Vine Brewing Company, Tyler State Park, and many more, will host their own special viewing events.

For details, go to


Image of the Day

This image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) of star-forming region NGC 604 shows how stellar winds from bright, hot young stars carve out cavities in surrounding gas and dust.