Solar Eclipse Activity Guide

Total solar eclipses are not too common, and it is even less common here in Dayton.  August 21, however, we finally have the chance to see a total solar eclipse beginning at 1:00 pm.  According to NASA, Dayton’s view will be eighty to ninety percent visible- the maximum view will be approximately 2:28 pm. So in honor of this special event, places all over the city are running viewing parties.activities.


Check out our guide below where you and your family can celebrate the solar eclipse! 

Eclipse Float 

Come experience the solar eclipse out on the Great Miami River with the Eclipse Float.  The bus leaves Adventures on the Great Miami (Tipp City Location) at 12:30pm with the river trip starting at 1pm, giving you a chance to enjoy the entire eclipse – which peaks in our area around 2:30pm.  As with all trips, the costs are $25 per person for canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and raft, $15 for tubes, and $15 per person for personal watercraft transport.
Details: Adventures on the Great Miami; Begins at 12:30pm.

Solar Eclipse Viewing at the Library

Bring your lawn chairs, kids, blankets and snacks and watch the sky with us! The Library will have special sunglasses* for all who attend.  The eclipse will start at 1:02 p.m., will reach 89% totality by 2:30, and will be completely over by 4 p.m.
Details: Centerville Public Library; 1pm- 4pm.  

Solar Eclipse Watch Party

At the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, visitors will enjoy views of the eclipse from other states as the moon’s shadow makes its way across the country toward us, learn how our small moon can block the giant Sun in the center of our Solar System, and explore more through hands-on Do Lab programs and Science Theater demonstrations.
Details: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery; all day.

Great American Eclipse Viewing Party

Join us for the viewing and stay for the food, music and fun. The first 1800 people to arrive at this FREE event will receive a pair of certified total solar eclipse viewing glasses.  FOX45 News Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson along with meteorologists Greg Bobos and Mike Joyce will be providing key educational information for maximum total solar eclipse viewing.
Details: Fraze Pavilion; 12pm-4pm.

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