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Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event – NAFM

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


You’re invited to the National Air Force Museum of Canada’s Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event!

Join us on Monday April 8th from 12-5 to view the solar eclipse in our Airpark. Admission is by donation and each visitor will receive one (1) free pair of eclipse glasses.*We invite you to bring lawn chairs and blankets for a cozy eclipse picnic in the Airpark. Local food trucks The Binge Box and The Pink Funnel will be on site in case you get hungry!

There will be lots to do inside the Museum as well! We’re thrilled to be welcoming special guest artist David Arrigo, who will be on site for a Live Mural Experience celebrating #RCAF100. Visitors will be able to enjoy a live performance by the 8 Wing Band as they explore the Museum searching for “moon rocks”.

We’ve made getting here easy! The City of Quinte West will be running a FREE shuttle service from Centennial Park to the NAFMC from 11:30am to 5:30am.

This all ages even will run from 12pm to 5pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Eclipse visibility is weather dependent and we cannot guarantee that the eclipse will be visible from our Airpark. There are safety concerns to be considered when viewing a solar eclipse, to learn more about how to safely observe this years’ eclipse visit: https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/safety/.

*Note that there are a limited number of eclipse glasses available which will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Each visitor is entitled to one (1) complimentary pair of eclipse glasses with the cost of admission (by donation); if the glasses are lost or damaged replacements will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop on the day of the event only.