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Discovery Science Place Announces Weekend Activities Surrounding Upcoming Eclipse 

TYLER, Texas (March 8, 2024) – The Discovery Science Place will hold several family-friendly  festivities and activities set for April 6 – 8, in anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse event on Monday, April 8. 

“We hope families and visitors to Tyler take this opportunity to join us the weekend before and the  day of the solar eclipse for fun-filled activities at the museum,” said Carol Whiteside, DSP executive  director.  

On Saturday, April 6, DSP will present its “Full STEAM Ahead: Celebrating Makers of Science,  Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics” Festival 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the museum, located at  308 North Broadway in Tyler. The festival includes maker booths, stage shows, the DSP traveling  exhibit, “Expedition Egypt,” as well as food trucks at cost. Festival tickets are $15 for adults and $12  for children and includes general admission to the museum. 

On Sunday, April 7, DSP will offer two, hourly planetarium shows with general admission. Shows  begin at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

On Monday, April 8, DSP will offer hourly planetarium shows with general admission, with the first  show beginning at 11 a.m. Free parking lot activities will be 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and include bounce  houses, face painting and special eclipse-themed craft stations. Two “Innovative Juggler” shows featuring Greg Kennedy will be noon and 2 p.m. Eclipse glasses will also be available for purchase at  the gift shop while supplies last. 

For more information, contact Whiteside at 903.405.3714 or, or Tami  Urias, DSP development director, 903.705.6813 or

The Discovery Science Place, a UT Tyler center, features traveling exhibits and diverse educational  programming designed to ignite curiosity in young minds through hands-on exploration. Founded in  1993, the DSP is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday. General  admission tickets are $8 for children, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for military. More than  60,000 guests visit each year. For more information, visit

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent  patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.


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