Massachusetts August 12, 2017
Here Are 5 Eclipse Parties In Massachusetts Perfect For Viewing The Big Event
On August 21, 2017, the sun in Massachusetts and across the nation will temporarily disappear behind the moon for a few minutes. This exciting natural event is extremely rare and is sure to be the event of a lifetime. While you can certainly watch the show from home, (with eclipse glasses on for safety, of course) why not attend one of these fun and festive eclipse parties on the big day instead?
Here are the best events and parties to view the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse in Massachusetts.
1. Solar Science Celebration, EcoTarium, Worcester
Celebrate the eclipse at the EcoTarium in Worcester. This event will feature programs and planetarium demonstrations to help you learn about this natural event, as well as snacks and a meet-and-greet with Star Wars characters. Food trucks and eclipse glasses will be available. Stick around for the Peak Partial Eclipse Party during the half hour when the sun will be most covered by the moon. This event will be held on August 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $13 each for non-members and $5 for EcoTarium members. The day of the event, non-member tickets will cost $18. (222 Harrington Way, Worcester)
2. Forbes Library Eclipse Event, Northampton
Join library staff and guests at 2 p.m. for a special scientific celebration of the solar eclipse. Glasses will be freely available and this event is perfect for curious young kiddos. Head to the West Lawn of the Forbes Library and join in the fun on the big day. this event is free but registration is limited, so sign up today at their website or over the phone at (413) 587-1010. (20 West Street, Northampton)
3. Town Solar Eclipse Event, Kingston
The town of Kingston is holding a solar eclipse viewing event to celebrate the phenomenon as a community. The Kingston Public Library will be live streaming NASA’s coverage before everyone heads outside to view the eclipse as a group. This event is free and perfect for the whole family. (Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street, Kingston)
4. Solar Eclipse Event, Turner Free Library, Randolph
The Turner Free Library isn Randolph is hosting a fun and free solar eclipse viewing event for all ages. Stop by to check out the eclipse with your friends and family and take advantage of the free safety glasses that will be provided. This event will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 21. (2 North Main Street, Randolph)
5. Solar Eclipse Event, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown
If you’re in the Boston area, head to the Watertown Free Public Library for this solar eclipse viewing event. They’ll be providing safety glasses and viewing devices for families with children ages 5-11. An astronomer will also be present to discuss the science behind the eclipse. This event will be held at 2 p.m. on August 21. (123 Main Street, Watertown)
These events are the perfect way to enjoy this year’s solar eclipse. Don’t forget to wear your approved safety glasses! They’re free at many public libraries, so call your local branch today.