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Solar Eclipse Celebration


Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, with a special viewing party at its Franklin campuses! All community members and visitors seeking a fun, educational, and unparalleled view of the total eclipse are welcome.

When and Where

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 8, 2024 at Ivy Tech Community College Franklin, 2205 McClain Drive, Franklin, IN 46131


Activities will include family friendly educational demonstrations, live music, food trucks, and space to spread out and view the eclipse. Special eclipse-viewing glasses will be provided for a safe viewing experience. 

Availability and Cost

About 200 parking spaces are available at a cost of $20 per space.




What is a total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, completely blocking the sun. Franklin will be within the path of totality where the moon’s shadow will completely cover the sun.

The April 2024 eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse viewable in the contiguous United States since 2017 and the last until August 2044.

When will the eclipse begin and end?

The total eclipse will be viewable in Franklin beginning at 3:06 p.m. April 8. The darkness from the eclipse will last for approximately four minutes. The partial eclipse will be viewable from 1:50 p.m. to 4:23 p.m.

Franklin will be one of the few locations in the United States where the total eclipse can be viewed in, and due to its location it will have one of the longest periods of time to view the totality. 

For more information, visit the NASA Solar System Exploration Eclipse site.