Exciting Ways to Celebrate 2024 Solar Eclipse with Metro Detroit Kids

Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse happening on April 8, 2024.

On April 8, 2024, an eclipse will cross North America, but it is not likely to be seen from metro Detroit. Just because we may not see it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it.

Check out these fun kid-friendly events happening throughout metro Detroit.

Eclipse Events metro Detroit

This article was recently updated on April 1, 2024 by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Coordinator, Kari Zaffarano. The update included her adding new metro Detroit events to the MetroParent.com‘s calendar and featuring the best family events to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse, aligning with Metro Parent’s mission to provide the top parenting resources for local families. Questions? Please reach out to kari@metroparent.com.

Macomb

Learn about the Annular Eclipse at Chesterfield Public Library

March 12 and 20, 2024

Ages 5 and up can join the Warren Astronomical Society at Chesterfield Public Library to learn what we need to know to be ready for the eclipse on April 8. All attendees will also get a pair of eclipse glasses.

Eclipse Crafts at Warren Civic Center Library

April 3, 2024

Join the library to receive a free pair of glasses to view the upcoming eclipse and create an eclipse craft. Registration required.

Eclipse Viewing Event at Warren Civic Center Library

April 8, 2024

Join the Warren Civic Center Library to safely view the solar eclipse using ISO-certified-safe solar eclipse glasses that will be provided. Registration required.

Solar Eclipse Viewing at Mount Clemens Public Library

April 8, 2024

All ages can come outside of Mount Clemens Public Library to see the solar eclipse. An information sheet and glasses will be available, while supplies last.

Solar Eclipse Viewing at Warren Arthur Miller Library

April 8, 2024

All ages can come out to Warren Arthur Miller Library to receive a pair of viewing glasses (while supplies last) and create a craft. Registration required.

Oakland

The Upcoming Eclipse at Royal Oak Public Library

March 28, 2024

Ages 5 and up can join the Royal Oak Public Library to hear from Jacob Callebs from Wayne State University Planetarium, who will give a talk about eclipses. He’ll talk about why they happen, how to safely view them and what scientific experiments can be done using eclipses.

Family Solar Eclipse Fun Day! at Troy Public Library

April 3, 2024

Families can come by the Troy Public Library to learn about the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, do a craft and receive eclipse viewing glasses. For all ages.

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing at Cranbrook Institute of Science

April 8, 2024

Join Cranbrook Institute of Science for a viewing party for the partial solar eclipse. It will feature state-of-the-art telescope, astronomy-themed activities and more. Eclipse-viewing glasses will be available for purchase for $5 at our Science Shop. 

Washtenaw

Eclipse STEM Stations at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker

March 23, 2024

Come out to the library to hear from representatives from NASA’s eclipse ambassador program as they lead activities to educate about the cosmos, including the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8.

Eclipse Ambassadors with University of Michigan at Ypsilanti District Library-Superior

March 30, 2024

Families can join University of Michigan undergraduate students, in partnership with NASA, for hands-on activities to educate them on the upcoming April 8 eclipse event.

Solar Eclipse Celebration at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

April 7, 2024

Families can celebrate the solar eclipse with hands-on activity tables at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

Eclipse Viewing Party – Superior at Ypsilanti District Library-Superior

April 8, 2024

Families can gather at YDL-Superior to watch the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available for participants to use.

Eclipse Viewing Party – Whittaker at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker

April 8, 2024

Families can gather at YDL-Whittaker to watch the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available for participants to use.

Solar Eclipse Celebration at Leslie Science & Nature Center

April 8, 2024

Families can gather at YDL-Whittaker to watch the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available for participants to use.

Wayne

Prepare for the Solar Eclipse! at Campbell Branch

March 25, 2024

Families can join Austin Edmister from the Detroit Observatory for a virtual night sky tour, telescope demonstrations and more. Take home a pair of eclipse glasses at the end. RSVP required.

Explore the Eclipse! at Elmwood Branch

April 6, 2024

Families can join the Elmwood Park Library to receive free glasses and for fun STEM Challenges around the Solar Eclipse. RSVP required.

Solar Eclipse Fun Day at Detroit Public Library, Main Branch

April 8, 2024

Families can celebrate the Solar Eclipse with the Main Branch. There will be make and take activities and eclipse glasses to take. RSVP required.

Solar Eclipse Viewing & Make-It Take-It Solar System Craft at Jefferson Branch

April 8, 2024

Come out to Jefferson Branch to view the Solar Eclipse 2024, which will be at approximately 2:07 p.m. Glasses will be provided. RSVP required.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! at Sherwood Forest Branch

April 8, 2024

Families can join Sherwood Forest Branch for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party with crafts and eclipse glasses to celebrate. RSVP required.

Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Cullen Plaza

April 8, 2024

Families can come out to Cullen Plaza, receive a free pair of viewing glasses and watch the eclipse come into view and reach 99% totality. Huron-Clinton Metroparks will be there with a large telescope to view it on and the Outdoor Adventure Center will offer a planet walk after the viewing. Registration required.

Eclipse: Light and Shadow at Lincoln Branch

April 15, 2024

Families can join Lincoln Branch to experiment with shadow and light in honor of the eclipse. RSVP required.

Eclipse: Cookies at Lincoln Branch

April 29, 2024

Decorate your very own eclipse cookies to close out the month of eclipse activities with a sweet treat. RSVP required.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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