Total Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Event

8/21/2017 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

On Aug. 21, 2017, mid-Missouri will experience its first total solar eclipse in almost 150 years.  Join the Missouri State Museum on the south lawn of the Missouri State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, for a safe viewing event.  Interpreters will be on hand to assist visitors and answer questions.  Interpretive programs will be held between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  The eclipse will begin at approximately 11:29 a.m. and will end at approximately 2:33 p.m.  The total eclipse, lasting  more than 2 minutes, will occur at approximately 1:13 p.m.

For safe viewing, the museum recommends that all visitors purchase safe solar viewers.  These viewers are available at the museum gift shop and other Missouri State Parks locations for $1. 

Event times: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To learn more about the eclipse, click here. For a complete list of events in Missouri State Parks related to the eclipse, click here.

First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO | 573-751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs