EVENTS GUIDE: 'Great American Eclipse' in Memphis - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

EVENTS GUIDE: 'Great American Eclipse' in Memphis

Memphis will experience 94 percent totality during the eclipse on August 21. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Memphis will experience 94 percent totality during the eclipse on August 21. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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Are you trying to figure out the best place to watch the solar eclipse in Memphis on Monday, August 21? There are several opportunities that will make the experience even more memorable and enjoyable, especially if you have kids.

Events around the Mid-South

Shelby Farms Park
Meteorologists Ron Childers and Andrew Kozak will be watching the eclipse at Shelby Farms Park's Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party.
When: 12 p.. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, August 21
Where: Visitor Center Lawn
Cost: Free
Glasses available? Not anymore, a limited number of solar eclipse glasses were available at Shelby Farms Park's gift shop, limited to two pairs per person. They sold out on Thursday. 
For more information about Shelby Farms Park's event, click here.

Brooks Museum
Brooks Museum is hosting an Eclipse at the Brooks event, complete with an opportunity for kids to draw their own picture of the eclipse with chalk and paper on the Brooks' plaza. 
When: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Brooks Museum Plaza
Cost: Free
Glasses available? Yes, while supplies lasts. 
For more information about Brooks Museum's event, click here.

Pink Palace Museum
Celebrate and learn more about the total eclipse at Pink Palace Museum's Total Eclipse of the Sun Day. They will have telescopes, activities, astronomers, and a live feed from NASA.
When: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Pink Palace Museum lawn 
Cost: Free
Glasses available? Yes, they are available at the museum's shop.
For more information about the Pink Palace Museum's event, click here.

Memphis Botanic Gardens
Join Meteorologist Brittney Bryant at Memphis Botanic Garden's Eclipse Party. An astronomer will be on site and crafts will be available for the kids.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Memphis Botanic Garden
Cost: Eclipse Party is included in admission to Memphis Botanic Garden
Glasses available? Yes, free to the first 100 participants beginning at 11:30 a.m.
For more information about Memphis Botanic Garden's event, click here.

The Peabody Memphis
The Peabody will open its rooftop to those who want to watch the eclipse from high above Memphis.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Peabody Memphis rooftop
Cost: Minimum donation of $5, which will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Glasses available? Yes, included with a minimum donation of $5. 
For more information about The Peabody Memphis' event, click here. 

AutoZone Park
Join the Memphis Redbirds and Southern College of Optometry for Eclipse Day at the ballpark.
When: 11:52 a.m. until the game is over
Where: AutoZone Park
Cost: Admission to the ballgame varies
Glasses available? Yes, the first 5,000 fans will receive free eclipse glasses. 
For more information about AutoZone Park's event, click here.

Memphis Zoo
Join Memphis Zoo for the eclipse to see how animals respond to the darkness. There will be four observation stations for visitors to observe changes in animal behavior. There will also be a livestream from NASA available to watch.
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Memphis Zoo's Penguin Rock, Lion Habitat, Elephant Yard, African Veldt Hoofstock Animal Yard, and Teton Lodge
Cost: Zoo admission
Glasses available? Yes, free to the first 1,000 guests.
For more information about Memphis Zoo's event, click here.

Still looking for certified eclipse glasses? Click here.


If you know of anymore big solar eclipse events, please share them with us! We'd be happy to add them to our list. 

During the eclipse, show us how you celebrated by emailing your photos to my5@wmctv.com or by tweeting them using the hashtag #WMC5.

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