Monday, April 8, 124 PM 

Outdoors, National Mall at 3rd Street and Jefferson Drive SW

Join the museum’s educators for a word matching game that uses Indigenous languages to describe celestial bodies. Words such as sun, moon, stars, and sky have been translated into various Indigenous languages, including Hawaiian, Tlingit, Diné (Navajo), Cherokee, and many more. In addition to experiencing Indigenous languages, visitors will also interact with objects that explore the importance of celestial bodies to Indigenous cultures.

This event is part of the Solar Eclipse Festival. Celebrate and observe the solar eclipse that will be visible all across North America on Monday, April 8! The National Air and Space Museum, in collaboration with other Smithsonian museums, NASA, NOAA, and the National Science Foundation, presents an outdoor festival with activities for all ages.  The event will run from 12 to 4 pm along the National Mall between 4th and 12th Streets. Browse the many activity stations to view the Sun in a variety of safe telescopes, and explore the different educational offerings from Smithsonian museums and partners. A list of partners and detailed map of activities will be released prior to the festival. The eclipse will be visible in the Washington, DC area between 2:04 pm and 4:32 pm. Maximum eclipse will be at 3:20 pm, with the Sun 89% covered by the Moon. We recommend that visitors bring their own eclipse glasses to the event. Please check the resources listed on the National Air and Space Museum’s solar eclipse deep dive for information on how to obtain safe eclipse glasses or solar viewers.

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