INDIANAPOLIS – If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the eclipse, dozens of places across central Indiana are hosting eclipse viewing parties.
And if you haven’t gotten your glasses yet, many of these events are even offering them for free!
Solar Eclipse Viewing Events:
- IndyParks will host a viewing event from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Earth Discovery Center at Eagle Creek Park; at Holliday Park Ruins from 11:30 a.m. - 4:05 p.m., and Highland park from noon to 4 p.m.
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will have a viewing party free with museum admission. (free glasses available while they last)
- Ruckus Makerspace will host a watch party beginning at 1 p.m. at the Circle City Industrial Complex
- Ball State University will have an eclipse-viewing event from 2 to 3 p.m. on University Green.
- Purdue Astronomy Club will host a viewing event on the south end of the Purdue Memorial Mall from noon to 4 p.m. (free glasses while supplies last)
- Bier Brewery & Tap Room will host a solar eclipse party from 1 to 7 p.m. for anyone 21 and older. (eclipse glasses provided)
- Butler University’s library will host a free presentation before the eclipse. (free glasses on a first-come first-serve basis)
- Indiana University will be hosting CelestFest from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater.
- Carmel Clay Public Library will host a viewing party where people can view the eclipse with H-Alpha telescopes provided by the Link Observatory Space Science Institute.
- Nickel Plate District Amphitheater & Hamilton East Public Library will host a viewing event from noon to 5 p.m. (free glasses available)
- Turkey Run State Park will open its grassy area near the pool for people to watch the eclipse from 2 to 3 p.m.
If your child will be in school on Monday, there will be plenty of chances for them to view the eclipse. For a look at what some area schools are doing click HERE.
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Indianapolis will experience over 91% obstruction of the sun on Monday. The last total solar eclipse that was visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979. A total solar eclipse will be visible in Indy in 2024.
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