Leave Work Early For One of These Solar Eclipse Events

You can't help the rare solar eclipse is happening this year on a Monday afternoon. If anything, it's a valid excuse to give your boss to duck out at lunch for one of the many viewing parties happening in the Queen City! Take a picture and share it with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #QueenCityWknd. Is Facebook your thing? We've got that, too.

Solar Eclipse Weekend with the Schiele Museum

That day, get $2 off Planetarium Admission tickets by showing that you have the WBTV News app on your smartphone. Discount only valid on Monday, August 21.

Where: The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
How Much: Full Pricing List Here

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Discovery Place

Ticket includes full day admission to Discovery Place plus a NASA-approved pair of viewing glasses. Watch the eclipse from the parking deck with a special solar telescope.

Where: Discovery Place Science
How Much: $22 for Adults

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The Great American Eclipse in Ballantyne

There will be music, vendors, giveaways and eclipse glasses for use at this event! The fun starts at 1:30 p.m. and goes through 3:30 p.m. Parking will be available at the amphitheater or in the parking deck of the Boyle Building.

Where: Audubon Amphitheater
13139 Ballantyne Corporate Pl.
Charlotte, NC 28277
How Much: Free!

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Solar Eclipse Event at Plaza Midwood

There will be a limited number of solar viewing glasses along with pinhole viewing stations at this event! The event starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 4:30 p.m.

Where: Plaza Midwood Branch Library
1623 Central Avenue
CharlotteNC 28205
How Much: Free!

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Sycamore Brewing

Celebrate the eclipse with Sycamore Brewing! They’ve brewed a special blonde stout to just for the eclipse. You get a free pair of NASA-approved glasses with purchase of a beer, glass of wine, kombucha or King of Pops popsicle.

Where: Sycamore Brewing
2161 Hawkins Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
How Much: Free!

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Solar Eclipse At University City Regional

Attendees will receive free solar viewing glasses at 1:30 p.m. as first come, first serve. There will also be games and activities relating to the eclipse for the kids!

Where: University City Regional Branch Library
301 East W.T. Harris Boulevard
CharlotteNC 28262
How Much: Free!

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Crafts will be available for kids to create, including DIY pinhole viewers, sun dials and models! Eclipse glasses will be available for purchase in the Garden Store. There will also be themed desserts and a signature cocktail for sale!

Where: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 South New Hope Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012
How Much: Free with GA – $12.95

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