Total Solar Eclipse Viewings

"On April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse will cross the continental United States, providing an exciting and breathtaking opportunity for observation and science. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People located in the center of the Moon’s shadow when it hits Earth will experience a total eclipse." -Nasa

It is stated across multiple sources, the last time Indiana had a Total Solar Eclipse was more than 800 years ago. Here are some community events around Indiana to view the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8th 2024. 


Total Solar Eclipse visibility times: 

Partial Begin: 1:51pm

Patrial End: 4:23pm

Full Viewing: 3:06pm-3:08pm


2024 DNR Total Solar Eclipse


Eclipse Extravaganza at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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"Experience this once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon at The Children's Museum. Join us for giveaways, activities, and festivities to celebrate the historic event. "

Lunacy! at White River State Park
801 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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"White River State Park is the best place in Indy to see the eclipse with multiple viewing locations and a full slate of activities to help you make the most of your day. Free solar eclipse glasses will be provided by IU Indianapolis and can be picked up at the park’s Visitor Center. These glasses are first come, first serve."

Franklin Total Solar Eclipse Festival
70 E Monroe St
Franklin, IN 46131
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More details coming soon. Check the linked website for more details.

Greenwood Pre-Eclipse Balloon Glow
10 E. Smith Valley Rd.
Greenwood, IN 46143
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A pre-eclipse balloon glow at the Craig Park Event Lawn. More details coming soon. Check the linked website for more details.

Total Solar Eclipse Event at IMS presented by Purdue University
4790 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
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"Chosen as one of only a few NASA broadcast sites that day, IMS will draw all eyes to Indianapolis, located in the heart of the path of totality. The exciting day of programming and festivities will feature Boilermaker experts, alumni, students and more during the in-person event and broadcasted across the world."

The Eclipse at Civic Square
3 Civic Square
Carmel, IN 46032
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"Carmel’s official Eclipse viewing location is at Civic Square from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a festival atmosphere featuring food and drink vendors, a variety of live music performers, educational information and live updates by eclipse experts, and a view of the eclipse. Multiple viewing screens will be provided to witness the eclipse experience from the sky above. This is a free, public event."