1M Eclipse Safety Glasses Being Donated

Perot Museum safety glasses | Image by Perot Museum

Ahead of the Great North American Eclipse on April 8, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science plans to donate one million safety glasses to nearly 575 schools throughout North Texas.

According to the Perot Museum website, Dallas is the largest City sitting in the path of totality. To ensure that as many students as possible in the region can enjoy the rare eclipse, the museum has partnered with the Carnegie Institution for Science to provide safety glasses, allowing its users to look upward while protecting their vision.

“These glasses are particularly made for the eclipse. You should never use just regular sunglasses… They have the right amount of filter to ensure that the UV light that’s coming from the sun doesn’t damage your eyes,” Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott CEO for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, told Fox 4 KDFW.

In addition to the nearly 40 school districts that will receive the glasses, the museum plans to distribute pairs throughout dozens of community events within the metroplex. Anyone visiting the Perot Museum between March 9 and March 17 will also receive a free set of glasses with the price of admission.

The eclipse can also be enjoyed onsite at the museum. Over 20 astronomers, a live DJ, band, food trucks, games, and more will be available on April 8.

April 8, 2024 – Eclipse Times (CST)

  • 12:23 p.m. — Eclipse begins
  • 1:40 p.m. — Totality starts
  • 1:44 p.m. — Totality ends
  • 3:02 p.m. — Eclipse ends

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