Tampa Bay Families Flock to MOSI for Solar Eclipse Watch Party


Excitement filled the air as hundreds of eager skygazers gathered at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa Bay for an unforgettable solar eclipse experience.

On Monday, around 900 enthusiastic attendees, ranging from curious kids to enthusiastic families, flocked to MOSI to witness the awe-inspiring celestial event firsthand and immersed themselves in a variety of hands-on activities specially curated for the occasion.

Among the highlights were unique telescopes designed to offer a safe view of the sun, providing glimpses of solar prominences and flares. Janet White, MOSI’s Director of Education, highlighted the significance of engaging children’s natural curiosity by offering informative experiences during celestial events like solar eclipses.

Attendees also enjoyed crafting bracelets with special ultraviolet beads, enhancing their eclipse experience creatively. The event also featured live streaming of the eclipse from several locations worldwide, enhancing the educational aspect of the gathering.

MOSI’s solar eclipse event served as a reminder of the awe-inspiring wonders of the universe and the importance of nurturing curiosity and scientific exploration in young minds.

As participants marveled at the partial eclipse visible in the Tampa area, MOSI continues its mission to inspire and educate future generations about the space mysteries.

While the next solar eclipse in the continental U.S. is not until 2044, the memories created at MOSI’s event will undoubtedly linger for years to come.