Event Details

Missouri Solar Eclipse Expo

July 22, 2023



10:00 AM to 4:30 PM – Show Entrance

Present your ticket to claim your goodie bag, including your free eclipse glasses and explore the exhibits!  

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Exhibitors

More than 80 exhibitors are planned.  Take a look at the floor map to locate the exhibits that you don’t want to miss.  

Be sure to stop by the “INFORMATION CENTER” to obtain activity tickets for the interactive kids exhibits. First come, first served. 

Speaker Areas

The Expo will host two theaters of speakers during the day. The “Diamond Ring” Theater will seat 250+ people and the “Bailey’s Beads” theater will seat 150+ people. Seating is theater style with open seating. 

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM – “Diamond Ring” Theater 

Our “Diamond Ring” theater area will host talks throughout the day to help you better understand and prepare for the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses. Topics will include eclipse basics, weather, where to go, how to prepare, and more. 

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – “Bailey’s Beads” Theater 

Our “Bailey’s Beads” theater will host speakers offering more technical presentations related to solar eclipses. Topics will include how to photograph eclipses, how the Sun works, and more.

Activity Center

A variety of indoor and outdoor activities are planned throughout the day to make the Expo even more exciting for all ages.

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Outdoor Solar Viewing (Weather permitting)

Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up at the entrance to the Show Me Center for solar viewing. Demonstrations of equipment and other activities are also planned.

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Educational/Activity Center

An educational/activity center will be available to learn more about the science of solar eclipses and how to make the most of experiencing a solar eclipse. Indoor activities at each educational table will be offered in 30-minute sessions. To ensure a quality experience, participation at each table for a session is limited to ticket holders. Tickets are FREE for expo ticket holders must be obtained by visiting the Expo’s “Information Center”. No advance ticket purchase options are available.

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