April 04, 2024

Discovery Park of America, Union City, Tenn. is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States and Canada. An alternative to traveling to Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Paducah, Kentucky or one of the other nearby points of totality, is experiencing the eclipse at 12:41 p.m. at Discovery Park where there will be 99.2% sun coverage. Guests can anticipate a subtle darkening of the sky, akin to a very cloudy day or late winter afternoon, as the moon partially obscures the sun. Shadows may appear slightly sharper, and there might be a slight drop in temperature, creating a unique atmosphere for observation.

There will be fun activities and educational opportunities to provide a comfortable space for families to witness the eclipse and learn more about the science behind it. All activities will take place rain or shine.

When: Monday, April 8, 2024

12:00 p.m. – 3:19 p.m.

"Epic Eclipse Race," a hands-on STEAM activity for all ages. Rain or shine, the race starts at 12:00 p.m. and ends at the conclusion of the eclipse at 3:19 p.m.

Check-in for pre-registered teams will run from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m located in Art Hall.

Where: Discovery Park of America, 830 Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261

Who: To arrange an interview or to attend, please contact Clare Saum at or 731-885-5455.