Pennsylvania July 19, 2017
Here Are 6 Eclipse Parties In Pennsylvania Perfect For Viewing The Big Event
Clear your calendar for the afternoon of August 21, 2017. That’s when Pennsylvanians will enjoy a view of the summer’s greatest show: the solar eclipse, which will be partial in Pennsylvania. Here are six solar eclipse parties in Pennsylvania that promise the perfect spot for viewing the big event.
1. Independence Seaport Museum – 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Catch the show of the summer at the Solar Eclipse Viewing at Independence Seaport Museum on August 21, 2017. Guests, who should bring a chair or a blanket, will watch the eclipse from the second floor terrace between noon and 4 p.m. Picnic lunches are also allowed. Reservations are required for members while non-members can purchase tickets online.
2. The Nature Place at Angelica Park – 575 St Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607
Spend the afternoon of the eclipse at the Nature Place at Angelica Park. The free event features free viewing glasses, snacks, and activities. The event is set for noon to 3 p.m. on August 21.
3. Matthews Public Library - 102 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, PA 17026
Plan to watch the partial solar eclipse in the Matthews' Public Library parking lot. Enjoy activities and refreshments leading up to the solar eclipse. The event is set for August 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
4. Muhlenberg Community Library – 3612 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA 19605
Munch on snacks, make crafts, and play trivia at the Muhlenberg Community Library’s Solar Eclipse viewing party on August 21 between noon and 4 p.m. Free viewing glasses will be handed out to the first 200 guests.
5. Wagner Free Institute of Science – 1700 West Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121
Enjoy a free afternoon of fun at the Wagner Free Institute of Science on August 21 between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Engage in free activities. Watch Pennsylvania’s partial solar eclipse and catch the full solar eclipse on a live feed from NASA.
6. Carnegie Library, Midland – 61 Ninth Street, Midland, PA 15059
Ask Tori Lawson, a science teacher with the Midland School District, questions about the solar eclipse at the Carnegie Library’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Set for August 21 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., each guest will receive a free pair of viewing glasses.
Do you know of any solar eclipse viewing parties in Pennsylvania you can recommend to others? Share the info below! And, if you enjoy stargazing, start planning an evening out at
Cherry Springs State Park.