Solar Eclipse Events in Chicago’s Far Western Suburbs

Friday, Aug 18th, 2017 by

As you have surely heard by now, North America is getting treated to an eclipse of the sun on Monday, Aug. 21. While the Chicago area isn’t in the “path of totality,” it sounds like the partial eclipse – where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk – will be cool as well. NASA has a great website devoted to activities, events, broadcasts and resources related to the eclipse, as well as some important safety information to make sure to protect your and your children’s eyes during the event.


Photo Credit: The Exploratorium

If you are excited about the solar eclipse, here are some special events scheduled for Monday as the partial eclipse occurs in our area. Please follow the links provided for exact details regarding the schedule, special activities and what you are asked to bring:


Geneva Park District’s Peck Farm Park: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.


Batavia Public Library: 12:30 p.m. Free.


Naper Settlement in Naperville: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 admission. Naperville residents and members free.


Morton Arboretum in Lisle: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included with paid admission.


Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Aurora Public Library’s Santori Library: 12:30 p.m. Free.


Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free. (Note that this will be a viewing of NASA’s live coverage.)


Wheaton Public Library: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Free. (Note this will include crafts and information as well as a viewing of NASA’s live webcast.)


College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Free.


Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Registration required by calling 815-423-6370.


Joliet Junior College in Joliet: 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Free.