Cincinnati Museum Center giving away free eclipse glasses... and drops new music video

Free glasses for Deep Sky OMNIMAX® viewers and program attendees on select dates

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is helping you get ready for the upcoming solar eclipse. Starting this weekend, the museum will host eclipse-themed programming each weekend leading up to the eclipse. And each weekend, the first 100 viewers to the OMNIMAX® film Deep Sky will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses. CMC released a music video hype the announcement.

“Space Exploration” by the Wildebeestie Boyz

Free eclipse glasses to first 100 OMNIMAX® viewers

For those eager to look to the sky before the eclipse, CMC’s OMNIMAX® Theater is surrounding you with the splendor of deep space. Deep Sky takes you 160,000 light years away and 13 billion years back in time. Through never-before-seen cosmic landscapes beamed back to Earth by the James Webb Space Telescope – NASA’s newest telescope – dying stars explode onto the domed screen, icy exoplanets loom overhead and vibrant nebulas dazzle through awe-inspiring cinematography.

Each weekend leading up to the solar eclipse, the first 100 OMNIMAX® guests will get a free pair of eclipse glasses. The glasses will be available during public showings March 22-24, March 29-31 and April 5-7.

Kid-friendly programming every Saturday and Sunday

CMC also has a schedule of programming every Saturday and Sunday for the youngest skywatchers. Kids (and adults) are invited to sing along to stargazing story times or show off their out-of-this-world dance moves during glowing neon dance parties in The Children’s Museum. They can also pick up a pair of eclipse glasses during an outdoor solar viewer program or an indoor hour of STEM in the Museum of Natural History & Science if rain forces activities indoors. For a total eclipse of the art, stop by KidSPACE in The Children’s Museum where your imagination is the only limit.

On the day of the eclipse, April 8, CMC will lead a solar viewing activity outside from 2 to 4 p.m., with free eclipse glasses for the first 500 guests.

The full list of programming on March 23 & 24, March 30 & 31, April 6-8 is below and can be found at

Songs and Stories, 10:30 a.m. in The Children’s Museum

Neon Dance Party, 11 a.m. in The Children’s Museum

Solar Viewer, Noon on the Fountain Plaza (weather-permitting)
Bear’s Shadow, Noon in the Museum of Natural History & Science STEM Lab

KidSPACE Programming, 3 to 5 p.m. in The Children’s Museum

Eclipse Day! 2 to 4 p.m. on the Fountain Plaza (April 8 only)

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About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution housed in a National Historic Landmark. CMC is a vital community resource that sparks curiosity, inspiration, epiphany and dialogue. CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012, one of a select few museums in the nation to receive both honors. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History MuseumMuseum of Natural History & ScienceThe Children’s MuseumRobert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® TheaterCincinnati History Library and Archives and the Geier Collections and Research Center. Housed in historic Union Terminal – a National Historic Landmark restored in 2018 and recognized as the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects – CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually, making it one of the most visited museums in the country. For more information, visit