TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Terre Haute community gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit.
The new addition, titled Total Eclipse of the Haute, is all about the total solar eclipse happening in April of 2024.
Executive Director of the museum Susan Turner said the goal of the exhibit is to help children understand the science behind a solar eclipse. Many may remember the partial solar eclipse the area saw in 2017, but Turner said the upcoming eclipse will be more impressive as Terre Haute is in the line of locations that will see the total eclipse of the sun.
“The reason why the eclipse in 2024 is such a unique experience is because the next one won’t happen in Indiana until 2099,” Turner said. “So it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of the people who live in Indiana.”
Turner says the exhibit was originally from an Evansville museum.