Please contact 402-223-3514 to book your field trip and be informed about important information relating to the eclipse.
Safety is of TOP priority during the eclipse.
All students must have protective eye wear - please inquire if you have questions. Glasses can be ordered via this link as well:
https://www.nps.gov/home/upload/EclipseGear-Final1-31-17.pdfWe expect hot temperatures thus we suggest:
Wear lightly colored clothes
Wear sun screen
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS (You are welcome to bring water).
Identify a meeting place for members of your group that may get separated from the rest of your group; we would suggest the information desk at either the Homestead Heritage Center or Education Center.
- Eclipse Related Programs: Throughout the day there will be many special programs that include presentations by NASA Scientists, launching of a weather balloon, Ready Jet Go as seen on PBS and more. To help you identify the programs you may want your students to participate in please visit the following link (you will need to go to the eclipse button):
Please know that you may want your students to bring bag chairs or blankets to sit-on. We will have a limited amount of seating.
- Homestead Story: We know that many of your students will be visiting Homestead National Monument of America for the first time. Please know they are welcome to explore the park; by visiting the Homestead Heritage or Education Center’s Museum Areas, watch our award winning film, walk the trails or visit the historic buildings found in the park. If you would like help in identifying activities for your students you are welcome to contact our Education Specialist Ramon Mangual at 402-223-3514 or at e-mail us.
- Food: We suggest you consider bringing sack lunches; however, food will be served on-site by different commercial food vendors. In addition to food vendors, the Homestead Bookstores will be open.
Click for Additional NASA Eclipse related information and educational materials.