Here's Where You Can Catch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago

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If you're planning to view the solar eclipse, you might want to plan a visit to the Faulkner Planetarium before the big event. Everyone will receive a free pair of #EquippedToEclipse safe solar viewing glasses-for free!-while supplies last. The event will feature educational activities, entertainment, hands-on science activities, outdoor obstacle courses and food trucks.

Inside the museum, guests can check out exhbitions, including the newest, Chasing Eclipses, which prepares visitors for the total solar eclipse.

In addition to the fest, Adler's exhibits will be available with reduced ticket prices.

A total solar eclipse will occur over the United States on August 21, visible on a path from OR to SC, crossing over northeast Kansas.

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The moon will begin to block the sun at 11:54 a.m.in Chicago. Sunglasses are not safe when it comes to viewing the eclipse.

The block party kicks off with a "Mad Science" live show on stage at 10:30 a.m.

Chicago will get the best view of the eclipse at 1:19 p.m., when 87 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon.

At 4:15 p.m. the manager of program development will lead a solar oven building demonstration. If you have special eclipse shades, or number 14 welder's glass, you will be able to look at the sun during the eclipse.

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