Eclipse viewing parties, events throughout Tampa Bay

Posted at 11:07 AM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 13:21:49-04

Are you looking for a unique way to experience the total solar eclipse in Tampa Bay? Well, you’re in luck!

Check out these fun events happening in the Bay Area on Monday:

MOSI to host free solar eclipse special event

The Museum of Science & Industry will engage eclipse enthusiasts with a range of STEM activities, including a space talk, viewing of the eclipse through telescopes fitted with solar filters and eclipse viewer building. MOSI educators will be on hand to answer questions and ensure a safe viewing experience. Even if cloudy skies prevent firsthand viewing of the eclipse, MOSI will air a live-stream video of the event from NASA. The event starts at 1 p.m. at 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

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Island paddle to watch solar eclipse

You can head out to Horseshoe Island on a paddle board to view the solar eclipse! Upper Tampa Bay Water Sports in Oldsmar will assemble a group to paddle out to the island to watch the eclipse at 1 p.m. Make sure to bring your waterproof camera or waterproof bag!

Solar eclipse drink & watch party

Enjoy drink specials and watch the solar eclipse at Brass Tap in Trinity! $10 will get you a choice of select draft (40 choices), select martini or cocktail, or house wine plus any pizza you choose. They will have a small amount of special viewing glasses. Bring your own pair just in case if they run out. The Brass Tap will watch this event outside as well as broadcast the NASA channel live. 

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Solar eclipse at St. Petersburg College

The quad at St. Petersburg College will offer telescopes with solar filters for those to witness the solar eclipse. The viewing will begin at 1:15 p.m. near the Natural Science building.

Area libraries will also be hosting watch parties with free solar eclipse glasses available. There's an interactive map that will show you the library closest to you offering eclipse resources.

Check it out here

Where will you be watching the solar eclipse? 

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