A quite literal once-in-a-lifetime event is happening in April, and the Hudson Valley is ready for it. A total solar eclipse is scheduled to appear on Monday, April 8th, and there are all sorts of events and activities happening in the area to celebrate this rarity, but what about for our little ones, where should they get their eclipse on?

Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images
Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images

READ MORE: Why Are Some NY Schools Closed on April 8th?

Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum Kids Solar Eclipse Viewing

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum in Poughkeepsie is inviting kiddos for a 'stellar event to experience one of the universe's greatest cosmic coincidences.'

Their Total Solar Eclipse viewing party will happen in the Museum Pavilion from 2 pm - 5 pm, where guests will experience just over 90% eclipse coverage. The actual Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum will be closed during the event.

Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum
Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum

The cost for members is $5, with admission available to non-members for $8, and each family will receive two complimentary safe solar glasses.

Beyond the eclipse viewing, there will be kids' activities that include themed crafts, a special presentation by a NASA scientist, tattoos, and science demonstrations. Groovy Scoops Ice Cream will also be on site serving up treats!

Registration information is linked here.

SEE ALSO: Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Now Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum 

Get our free mobile app

Do You Have Your Solar Eclipse Glasses Ready?

With a little less than three weeks until this spectacular viewing event, it's important to remember the risks of trying to view the eclipse without proper eyewear.

New York State is giving away free eclipse glasses to ensure that New Yorkers safely enjoy the one-in-a-lifetime eclipse. There are limited edition I LOVE NY eclipse glasses that are available as of Monday, March 18th, with a limit of two pairs per person whole supplies last.

Partial Eclipse Casts Shadow Over Europe
Denis Doyle/Getty Images

In and around our area, the I LOVE NY eclipse glasses will be available at the Catskills Welcome Center, Woodbury Commons, Plattekill Service Area I-87 N between exits 17 and 18, Modena Service Area I-87 S between exits 18 and 17.

19 of Coolest Places in New York to See 2024 Solar Eclipse

Experience the 2024 solar eclipse at some of the coolest places New York State has to offer.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

DIY: Eclipse Viewing Without Those Special Glasses

Just click on the pic to open the YouTube video.

Gallery Credit: Jim Weaver