Solar Eclipse Viewing Spots & Events Across DMV

Solar Eclipse

With the solar eclipse only nine days away, you might be starting to plan where you will watch the phenomenon. There are many events and viewings scheduled across the DMV. A list of some family friendly events are listed below. For adults wanting to catch a late lunch, there is also a buffet at the CityBar. Try to make plans early to reserve your spot, and remember to have the proper eye protection! The D.C. area will see a partial eclipse with a total eclipse seen farther south.

Solar Eclipse Events on August 21, 2017:

Solar Eclipse Festival
Historic Huntley
Alexandria, VA 2:00 PM
Admission $8-$10, Crafts/Myths/Safe Viewing

Observe the Solar Eclipse
National Air and Space Museum
Chantilly, VA 11:00-4:00 PM

Solar Eclipse Viewing
Smithsonian National Zoo
Safely view through a telescope, free glasses

CityBar Solar Eclipse Party
Hyatt Place D.C. National Mall
1:00 PM Lunch Buffet, Happy Hour
$15 Online, $20 Door

Fairfax County Park Authority
Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station & Lake Accotink Park, Springfield
12:30 PM, $8 Admission
View the eclipse lake front with protective eye wear

Funday Monday Eclipse Special!
Old Town Square - City of Fairfax: More
3999 University Drive
1PM - 4PM, Free
Music, Crafts, Stories

Solar Eclipse Party
Observatory Park - Gaithersburg: More
100 DeSellum Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
1PM - 4PM, Free
Experiments, Solar Viewing, Make & Take Projects

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