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The Great American Eclipse Activites, Harmonie State Park

By Department of Natural Resources

Friday, April 5, 2024 10am to 3pm

+ 3 dates

  • Saturday, April 6, 2024 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday, April 7, 2024 10am to 3pm
  • Monday, April 8, 2024 10am to 3pm

3451 Harmonie State Park Road, New Harmony, IN 47631

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The countdown is on to a really cool astronmical event right here in Indiana!  The moon will pass in front of the sun completely for just a few minutes and we will all stand in awe to witness this event.  Local schools are out on Monday, April 8th, 2024 and our overnight accomodations are filling up quickly so this promises to be a busy weekend.

We are hopeful for clear skies and either way, the following events will be offered in the days leading up to the eclipse and just after.  We encourage you to stay awhile because traffic could potentially be horrific and the more folks stay until Tuesday (if you're traveling) the better everyone's experience will be.  So fill up with gas before you arrive, pack plenty of food and drinks for your stay and enjoy the following! 

(These programs are subject to change at any time, we're planning but also staying a bit fluid as we go)

Friday, APRIL 5th

10 am Day or Night (recommended for preschoolers and their younger sibs) at the Nature Center located in the campground

1 pm Harmonist Sundials at the Nature Center, learn about the Harmonists who settled the area and their time-telling sundial with a make and take craft

Saturday, APRIL 6th

10 am Solar Scavenger Hunt Meet at the Big Oak Shelter as we play with the sun! A few make and take activitites as well

 1 pm Solar System Stroll at the Nature Center located in the campground, get an idea of the vastness of our solar system!

Sunday, APRIL 7th

 10 am Solar Hot Dog Cookers, enjoy the sun with a make a take hot dog cooker made from a Pringles can! Nature Center

1 pm Solar Eclipse T-shirt Painting at Big Oak Shelter

6 Sunset on the Wabash Hike, we'll meet at the Nature Center and walk to the Wabash to watch the sun set on a beautiful spring day! About 2 miles round trip. Or, drive to the boat ramp and meet us about 6:30, Or, have someone drive down and bring you back after!

Monday, APRIL 8th

10 am to 3 pm We'll be hanging out around the old pool lot with lots of activities to prepare and watch the Eclipse! We'll have viewers to decorate and use, make cereal box viewers and other fun things.  We'll also be selling burgers and hot dogs with chips, drinks and bathrooms will be available, too! TOTALITY is from 2:01-2:05 PM Central time.  Don't worry about photography, just enjoy the moments!

After the event, around 4 pm, we'll go for a hike around the area on the dog walk trail, so strecth your legs with us and avoid the traffic.


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