Eclipse Events Near You

2017 Total Solar Eclipse: August 21st, 2017

Do you know where you will observe the 2017 Total Eclipse at approximately 10:15 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. in the Willamette Valley? We have put together a list of events to help you find the perfect spot to view on August 21st, 2017! Grab your solar eclipse safety glasses and step outside to view this stunning event, as the moon blocks out the sun. We have put together a list of events to help you find the perfect spot to view on August 21st, 2017!

2017 Total Solar Eclipse - The Science Factory

April 1, 2017 - August 19, 2017 | Recurring weekly on Saturday | 1:00 PM

On August 21, 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse visible in Oregon. Join astronomy experts to get ready for this spectacular event! Explore what causes eclipses and learn how to view the eclipse safely with live presentations combining multi-media with narration to keep you engaged.

The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401

Seasonal Stargazing - The Science Factory

April 15, 2017 - December 30, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Get ready for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse with quick, 20-minute introductions to the current season's night sky! Learn the names and locations of bright stars, constellations, and deep sky objects like star clusters, nebulas and galaxies. By the end, you’ll be able to identify all the major sky players and find them from your own backyard! All ages welcome.

The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401

Science in the Shadows: 2017 Solar Eclipse

August 16, 2017 | 7:00 PM | Free

Dr. Aaron Coyner of Southwestern Oregon Community College to present Science in the Shadows: 2017 Solar Eclipse. Dr. Coyner is a Physics Instructor at SWOCC, and he will be giving a talk about the upcoming total solar eclipse. This program is intended for anyone that wants to learn about the upcoming eclipse. A limited number of FREE Eclipse Viewing Glasses will be available for attendees. These viewing glasses can be used during the “Great American Eclipse".

Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay | 541-269-1101 |

Eclipse Family Night and Laser Tag

August 16 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | $10/person with $5 each additional round

The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon will have a Family Night celebrating the end of our summer programs on Wed., August 16th, 2017. Family Night will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. The event will be eclipse-themed, to commemorate the solar eclipse that will occur on the Monday following our event. STEM activities and games, plus refreshments will be free to families and Club members. Some of the STEM activities we will have are galaxy slime, kaleidoscopes, pendulum eclipse painting, straw rockets, and even a galaxy sensory bin for the little ones.

In addition to the free STEM activities and refreshments, all attendees have the option to play laser tag in our gym with Crossfire Laser Tag from Portland, Ore. Tickets for laser tag cost $10 per person and are good for 2 rounds of 15 minutes each. Additional rounds can be purchased for $5. If attendees would like to play laser tag, tickets must be purchased in advance at the Boys and Girls Club by August 11th, 2017.

The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon is located at 3333 Walnut Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420. For more information about our Eclipse 2017 Family Night, contact Kendall Smith our STEM Connect AmeriCorps at or (541) 267-3635.

Solar Eclipse Activities at Eugene Public Library

Eugene Public Library is looking forward to the total solar eclipse coming to Oregon on Monday, August 21.

  • Library hours: On Monday, August 21, all Eugene Public Library locations will delay opening until 10:30 a.m. in honor of the first total solar eclipse over the U.S. in 38 years. The Eugene area will experience 98%-99% of the total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse is expected to occur here between 10:15 and 10:21 a.m.
  • Eclipse glasses: Safe viewing of the eclipse requires special glasses. The Library has secured a supply of eclipse glasses free from NASA, and will offer them free to the public starting Monday, August 14 at all Library locations. Eclipse glasses will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with one pair for each individual present in person, while supplies last.
  • Learn about the eclipse: The Downtown Eugene Public Library will host an illustrated talk about the total solar eclipse by University of Oregon physics professor Dr. Jim Brau on Wednesday, August 16, 6:00 at the Downtown Library. Admission is free.
  • For preschoolers and kindergarteners, along with their grown-ups: Join in a session of stories and hands-on science activities about shadows, including the giant one that is the solar eclipse. This free event will take place on Monday, August 14, 4:00 at the Downtown Library.

The Library also offers books and other resources for all ages to learn about the eclipse.

Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave., Eugene

541-682-5450 |

UO Solar Eclipse Lecture

Presented By: University of Oregon

August 16, 2017 | 6:00 PM | Price: Free

Jim Brau, professor of natural science at the University of Oregon, will discuss the science behind the 2017 Solar Eclipse in a talk suitable for all ages.

Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

River Fusion 22

Aug. 18-21, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Price Varies

Escape and celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse in North Santiam River Country at the foothills of the Cascade mountains. Local music, food, art, and great Oregon outdoor recreation await you. The weekend is filled with multi-site festivities, plus excellent camping and viewing locations directly in the path of totality.

Hwy 22, Stayton | | 503-581-4325

Facebook Page: RiverFusion22

Path of Totality Raft Trip

August 21, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Price: $90

Raft the McKenzie River from Finn Rock to Helfrich! This trip includes round-trip transportation from Mohawk Marketplace Park & Ride in Springfield, light breakfast, a 10-mile rafting trip, solar eclipse glasses and guide gratuity. Limited to 22 rafters. Call to reserve your seat.

Mohawk Marketplace Park & Ride, 1980 Marcola Rd, Springfield, OR 97477


Skinner Butte Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Presented By:Skinner Butte Trail

August 21, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Price: Free

The rare solar eclipse will appear at about 98 percent of totality in Eugene. Let the City of Eugene shuttle you to the top of Skinner Butte for the view and interpretive talks. Special glasses available for purchase.

Skinner Butte, Cheshire Ave, (The north end of High St), Eugene, OR 97401

2017 Solar Eclipse - Pfeiffer Winery

August 21, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Price: $5; wine club members free

At Pfeiffer Winery, the 2017 solar eclipse will reach 99%! Join in a day of celebration with a special viewing party from their Water Garden. Partial eclipse begins at 9:03 a.m., maximum eclipse at 10:17 a.m. ending at 11:37 a.m.

Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd, Junction City, OR 97448

Total Eclipse of the Sun 2017 Viewing Party

Presented By: South Eugene High School, Lane County Medical Society, Oregon Eye consultants, LLC and Eugene Family YMCA

August 21, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

It's the first total solar eclipse over the U.S. in 38 years, come and celebrate! Please join the Lane County Medical Society, the Eugene Family YMCA, and Oregon Eye Consultants for a free eclipse viewing party at the YMCA Field for a morning of science and fun. Oregon Eye Consultants will have safety-approved glasses available for free, and volunteers will be on hand to explain the science behind eclipses and how to view them safely. All ages are welcome. Music and refreshments provided. Please note that while Eugene is not in the path of totality, we'll still experience a near-total eclipse, with 98 to 99 percent of the sun covered by the moon. The eclipse starts around 10:15 am, so make sure to arrive early to get your glasses and view the event safely.

South Eugene High School, 400 E 19th, Eugene, OR 97401

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OSU Eclipse Viewing Events:

  • OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience (Corvallis) - From rockets, robots and meteorites to music concerts, art and a movie, there’s something of interest for everyone. All events are on campus and open to the public, with free parking (no RVs or overnight camping). Join us in celebrating Oregon State’s 150th anniversary and the university’s lead role for the Oregon NASA Space Grant, which provides education, research and public outreach to inspire the next generation of explorers.
  • OSU Cascades: Orange and Black Festival (Culver ) - A family-friendly camp-out in the path of totality with science programming, fun activities and entertainment.
  • OSU Cascades: Eclipse Experience (Bend) - Near the path of totality, the OSU Cascades campus in Bend is hosting an Eclipse Experience with two nights housing, lectures, educational activities and games, as well as breakfast each morning, parking and access to the campus bikeshare.

For more information on each event, please visit

Post-Eclipse Beach Clean-Up by the American Cetacean Society Oregon Chapter and SOLVE

August 26, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The central Oregon coast is anticipating many thousands of visitors for the eclipse. We are in need of volunteers to participate in this clean-up effort. Our site is at Beverly Beach State Park, Newport. Please meet in the day use parking lot and pre-register with SOLVE at this link. Beverly Beach Post Eclipse Clean Up | SOLVE Details and directions are available on the above link. We will also have paper forms on site for those who did not pre-register, so there is no excuse not to come and help out. Please share this information with everyone you know, we would like to see as many people as possible doing their part to help the environment and the whales!