"We started preparing for the eclipse about six years ago, which is hard to imagine. We started building the observatory and the planetarium and building the telescope collection here. We knew we would have something special as a venue. In the past couple years we have been working hard in our area to try to prepare something special for the eclipse," says Falvey.
"I'd say everyone wants to get in an open area. The baseball game will be a great one, it would be great down by the state museum and I think by any kind of open area," says Snelgrove.
Falvey says the museum has been receiving ticket requests from several different countries and cities world wide.
"We have had ticket sales from Hong Kong, Sweden, Scotland, and anywhere from Miami all the way up to New Hampshire. This is definitely a big event and people will travel from all over to come here and to come to other places along the path," says Falvey.
The next time a total solar eclipse will appear over Columbia will be in the year 2078.