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Thank You

It’s hard to believe the total solar eclipse has come and gone. On April 8, our whole community collectively raised its eyes to the sky, momentarily captivated by a singular phenomenon.

Just like totality, we wish we could experience the day one more time but we know that the impact of the solar eclipse on us will remain long after the skies return to normal.

April 8th was the Super Bowl of Science, the culmination of an exciting year filled with inspiring wonder and curiosity. Thank you to our supporters, partners, volunteers and our community for helping and sharing this awe-inspiring day with us. We are grateful over 6,000 of our closest friends chose to spend the day with us.

We would love for you to take a moment to read our full thank you from Lori Hauser, Chief Executive Officer.

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Over the past year, our efforts included:

  • Over 6,000 people celebrating and viewing the Total Eclipse at the science center, visitors came from South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, California, New Jersey, Washington, Michigan and of course Toledo
  • 700 Totally Solar educational kits to 5th grade teachers impacting more than 12,500 students 
  • 2,000 Solar Tinkering Kits - inspiring families to learn together
  • 500 Outreach Programs delivered to area schools and community centers
  • 100 Solar Ambassadors
  • 6 Art Installations at Imagination Station
  • 3 Community Conversations hosted in our KeyBank Discovery Theater
  • A partnership with the 419 Ale Trail and over 18 local breweries
  • A Dynamic Eclipse Broadcast Initiative, a research project that gathered data on the eclipse at the science center. The National Science Foundation and NASA support this program 
  • 1:54 seconds of an amazing Total Eclipse - a once-in-a-lifetime experience 

Media Coverage



Fox 2 Detroit 

A Totality Awesome Day