Eclipse Viewing Events in the Chicago Area

Check out the solar eclipse viewing events hosted throughout the city.

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This free eclipse block party, hosted by Adler Planetarium, will feature outdoor activities including hands-on science. All guests will get free solar safe viewing glasses while supplies last.
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From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Chicago Botanic Garden will host a solar eclipse viewing event. Beginning at 10 a.m. eclipse glasses will be passed out, one pair per family while supplies last. Blankets and folding chairs are permitted for this viewing event.
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Visit the 360 Chicago observation deck on the 94th floor of the John Hancock for a 360 degree view of the eclipse. Guests will receive viewing glasses. “Space-themed” live music will be provided by Mode Events DJs. This event is $8 and tickets are available for purchase online.
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Begging Aug. 14, all Chicago Public Library locations will provide free solar eclipse glasses. On Monday, the day of the eclipse, participating library locations will host eclipse viewing parties that include solar-themed activities.
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The Mystic Blue boat, Seadog, Odyssey and Shoreline cruises are all hosting viewing events for the eclipse.
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Form 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Intention Beads will host a viewing event at the Evanston Beachfront. This event will be located at 1631 Sheridan Rd. Tickets are $30.
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Twenty parks across Chicago will host free viewings. Some of the parks include Maggie Daley Park, Jackson Park, Humboldt Park, Lincoln Park and Portage Park.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools will allow students to view the solar eclipse during the opening day of school. The participating schools include St. Hilary School, St. Gabriel School, St. Maria Goretti School, Regina Dominican High School and Marian Catholic High School.
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