What kinds of programs might I expect at science centers and museums?

There will literally be thousands of different venues to choose from across the continental United States. Some will offer lectures about eclipses, safe locations for viewing, proper viewing glasses, and many may host a variety of podcasts and other social media opportunities. Some of these will be featured on the NASA Eclipse 2017 website and/or on our Eclipse Megacast, which will be live-streaming webcast. Because most locations will not have schools in session, your local museum will likely have a schedule of planned events to choose from. Also check out your local amateur astronomer club, which will be especially active and will likely offer safe telescopic observing of the event.