Orlando Science Center hosts eclipse viewing party

The Orlando Science Center, naturally, was the place to be in Central Florida during the recent solar eclipse.

The facility sold solar eclipse viewing glasses along with a day’s admission on Monday, handing them out while hosting a series of workshops and events to teach its visitors.

Although Orlando was not in the “path of totality,” the region could see a 60 percent eclipse from 1:46 p.m. to 4:17 p.m.

The peak was at 3:03 p.m.

A 101-style workshop kicked off the day at the Science Center answering the question: “What is a solar eclipse?”

NASA experts then hosted a live stream that visitors could view at the Center’s café and Dr. Dare’s Lab had a full day of experiments.

In addition, the local hosts of the podcast “Are We There Yet?” were on hand, gathering questions for an astronaut that could be featured on a future broadcast.

You can see some photos of the day below.

All photos below by Roberto Gonzalez Photography for the Orlando Science Center.