The Roper Mountain Science Center will be hosting several events and activities in the weeks leading up to and the week of the eclipse, culminating in an Eclipse Extravanga.
The Daniel Observatory at the Roper Mountain Science Center holds the 8th largest refractor telescope in North America.The lens is the same one used by Albert Einstein, and is sometimes referred to as the "War of the Worlds Telescope." Their newly-renovated planetarium (opening in February 2017) will have the largest capacity in South Carolina with 4K technology that will be playing special content leading up to the eclipse. Additionally, during the eclipse, RMSC is partnering with the California Academy of Sciences to study the reactions that animals and plants have to a total eclipse, so be sure to download the iNaturalist app and take part! Click here to learn more.
Visit the Roper Mountain Science Center website for more information on eclipse events and activities, resources, safe viewing information, and more.
The Greenville Drive will play West Virginia at 1pm on eclipse day. Game play will stop for the totality portion of the game and eclipse glasses will be provided upon entrance to the stadium.
Furman University will host a free viewing of the total solar eclipse at Paladin Stadium from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Events include streaming live coverage from NASA, narration by Furman scientists, educational activities, "Eclipse@Furman" viewing glasses, concessions and live music. "Eclipse@Furman" provides the perfect place for family and friends to view this historic event in our city. Visit the Furman University website for more information.
Bob Jones University is also hosting eclipse viewing events that include hands-on science activities, telescopes with solar filters and informational talks by BJU science professors. They are also giving free eclipse glasses to the first 2,000 registrants. Visit the Bob Jones University Website to register or for more information on the BJU Eclipse Experience.
The Children's Museum of the Upstate will be having a "Total Solar Eclipse Party." This event is rain or shine and all activities are free with museum admission. Activities include story time for all ages, pinhole projectors, moon phase activities, live streams from NASA and the Smithsonian, Women in Astronomy activities in the Spark!Lab and more. Visit the TCMU website to learn more.
At NOMA Square, the "Eclipse over NOMA" party will be celebrating with tunes by Katie & Larry and a cash bar from 1-4pm. Click here for more details on their Facebook page.
Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center will be hosting an Eclipse Viewing Party on Verdae from 12-3pm. There will be a casual cookout, specialty drinks, family friendly activities, games & prizes and more! Click here for more details.
UP on the Roof will be hosting a Total Solar Eclipse Party from 11 am-3 pm. Tickets include entry to the rooftop, light savory bites and mini sweet treats, tunes by Kelly Jo & Buffaloe and viewing glasses. There will be a cash bar with drink specials and fun swag too! See their facebook page for more details on this rooftop soiree.
The Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery is hosting the "Total Eclipse of the Sun" party from 1:39-3 pm. There will be lawn games, cafe specials (like Moon Pies), and more. Visit their Facebook event page for more information.
Mac's Speed Shop will be offering a kids eat free all day promotion in addition to giving out eclipse glasses and specials on Blue Moon and Southbound Scattered Sun Wit beers.
Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest will host a free adventure into the path of totality from 1-3:30pm. Activities include water fun courtesy of the TR Fire Department and live music. See their website for more details.
Lake Conestee Nature Park is celebrating the eclipse from 12-3:3:30. The Chuck Truck food truck will be there along with music, nature walks, bird viewing, eclipse talks and critters from Wildlife Rehab of Greenville. See their website for details.
Duke World of Energy is offering free public viewing on their front lawn.
HIS Radio is hosting a block party from 12:30-3:30 in the Jeff Lynch Parking lot. This is a free entry event and they will have eclipse glasses for the first 500 guests along with food vendors, games, giveaways, music and more. See their website for more details.