The Great American Eclipse is just days away, and the St. Louis region (especially those in our service area to the south and west) will have the best seat in the nation.
To get you prepared for the big day, we’ve highlighted a few eclipse events around town that are just a train or bus ride away.
Metro will be operating normal weekday schedules on Monday, August 21, but be aware that there could be delays due to traffic. Check Rider Alerts online or reach out to Transit Information Services from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the latest information.
Before we dive into those eclipse-viewing parties, here are some important safety reminders from NASA:
St. Louis County’s Jefferson Barracks Park will host an eclipse viewing event. At the park, the moon’s shadow begins its pass over the sun at 11:49 a.m. and the total eclipse phase will be from 1:17 p.m. to 1:19 p.m.
The Magic House is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in the Museum’s front garden from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The St. Louis Science Center will host an Eclipse Day Celebration on the day of the event as Planetarium educators will narrate the events in the sky and provide fun activities for all ages.
The entire Delmar Loop will be celebrating with the Loop Eclipse Festival on Sunday, August 20, where you can experience the planet walk and enjoy space-themed activities.
Come join fellow innovators in the Cortex Commons to take in one of the wonders of space from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Compton Hill Water Tower will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the solar eclipse. Cash only admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 14, and children 5 and under are free.
Eight branches of St. Louis County Library are hosting Solar Eclipse Watch Parties. The eclipse watch parties are free and open to the public.
The Webster Groves area is one of the lucky locations that will experience a total solar eclipse. This once-in-a-lifetime event is hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences.
Schnucks is partnering with the Gateway Arch Park Foundation to celebrate the eclipse. Join them on Monday, August 21, from noon to 2 p.m. and you’ll have the Gateway Arch as a backdrop.
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