Experience an unforgettable moment when the “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” darkens the skies of Houston from 11:45am to 2:46pm on Monday, August 21, 2017.
Although the Houston area will only be getting a glimpse of a partial eclipse, it is still sure to be a special treat for skywatchers.
Here are a few of our top picks offering up their space to safely witness this rare and exciting sight.
Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Events, Monday, August 21, 2017
- The Great American Eclipse at Houston Museum of Natural Science, Sugar Land – Join HMNS in Sugar Land for one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. Telescopes will be on-hand for safe viewing along with out-of-this-world crafts and activities. The first 50 people will receive complimentary solar eclipse glasses, necessary for safely viewing the eclipse. Included with general admission. 11am to 3pm.
- Solar Eclipse Party at South Regional Library in The Woodlands | FREE – The South Regional Library in The Woodlands will be providing eclipse glasses for safe viewing, a live streaming, educational resources, and solar-themed activities for all ages. 11:30am to 3pm.
- Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center in Spring | FREE – Learn about the Total Solar Eclipse while enjoying the spectacular sight through their own eclipse viewers and watch the NASA live web feed in Spring. 11:30am to 2pm.
- Total Solar Eclipse Event at Levy Park in Upper Kirby | FREE – The Lunar and Planetary Institute partner up with Levy Park to Houstonians experience the Eclipse over Houston in the park. Safe, solar viewing glasses will be available. Noon to 2pm.
- Total Solar Eclipse at Freeman Branch Library in Clear Lake | FREE – The Lunar and Planetary Institute also partners up with the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library to host an eclipse viewing event. Safe, solar viewing glasses will be available. Noon to 2pm.
- Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Crosby Branch Library | FREE – View the moon pass directly between the earth and the sun in Crosby. They will have a limited number of solar viewing glasses available along with a live stream from NASA. Noon to 2pm.
- Great American Eclipse at Houston Museum of Natural Science in The Museum District – The Burke Baker Planetarium in the HMNS will offer six special, 15-minute programs explaining the aspects of the eclipse and what it looks like from Houston, the line of totality and even from the Moon. Telescopes will be set up outside at the front entrance of the museum, and the HMNS Store will have the filtered glasses needed to safely observe the eclipse available for purchase. $4 per program. Noon to 2pm.
- Eclipse Viewing Party at 1892 Bishop’s Palace in Galveston – Sneak a peek at the eclipse at 1892 Bishop’s Palace, Galveston’s popular 19th-century Victorian residence, with a complimentary pair of souvenir viewing glasses. Tickets are $14 for adults; $11 for kids ages 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and under. 12:45pm to 1:45pm.