Corvette Museum and Motorsports Park Offer Solar Eclipse Activities

By August 10, 2017February 18th, 2021No Comments

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.*

The National Corvette Museum and NCM Motorsports Park will experience approximately 99.98% totality, being located only a few hundred yards away from the path of totality. Parking is free at both locations, and are easily accessible from I-65 exit 28.

The Corvette Store is offering Solar Eclipse T-shirts and NASA approved commemorative viewing glasses. Within the Museum, the Astrovette will have a special Solar Eclipse backdrop for photo ops with your own camera or phone. Throughout the day coverage of the eclipse will be available for viewing in the Chevrolet Theater. Guests can select a historic Corvette to ride in for a 3-mile / 10-15 minute loop on public roads near the Museum. The cost is $20.

The Corvette Cafe has partnered with MoonPie to offer a special Solar Eclipse Sundae featuring orange sherbet with a mini chocolate MoonPie on top.

Car and Driver will be at the NCM Motorsports Park filming and doing live videos featuring former NASA Astronaut Andrew “Andy” Allen (Lieutenant Colonel, USMC, Ret.) driving a Corvette into the darkness. The team will be on track Monday from approximately 9am-10am, and again from 12:45pm – 2:30pm and can be watched from the viewing decks on top of the Holley Control Tower and Kimberlee A. Fast Pavilion. The NCM Kartplex will be open for go-karting and is $20 per session.

Solar Eclipse (as viewed from the National Corvette Museum and NCM Motorsports Park)
Begins: 11:45am CT
Height: 1:26pm CT
Ends: 2:45pm CT

Museum admission is $10 per adult, $5 for kids age 6-16, $8 for seniors, free for kids age 5 and under as well as active military.