Total solar eclipses are not too common, and it is even less common that they are visible from Indy. \u00a0August 21, however, we finally have the chance to see a total solar eclipse. \u00a0According to NASA, Indy's view will be eighty to ninety percent visible. \u00a0Thus, in honor of this special event, places all over the city are running viewing parties, labs, and activities. Check out the IC guide below to choose which way you and your family want to celebrate the solar eclipse in Indianapolis. \u00a0 Solar Eclipse Viewing at the Ruins Holliday Park will experience over 90% obscuration of the sun, making for a stunning event. \u00a0We will gather out at the Ruins to safely view this wondrous event. The first one-hundred and seventy-five registrants will receive a free pair of CE Certified eclipse viewing glasses to safely watch the event. Details: Holliday Park Ruins; Glasses distribution begins at 10:30am. STEMLab: Shadows of the Moon The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has created \u00a0STEMLab in honor of the upcoming eclipse. \u00a0Kids will be able to use models to make observations of the sun, moon, and Earth, \u00a0recreate the moon's phases in the palm of their hands, and \u00a0find out how to avoid the dangers involved in observing a solar eclipse. \u00a0The lab will run both weekends prior to the eclipse and during the eclipse. Details:\u00a0The Children's\u00a0Museum of Indianapolis;\u00a010:30am-11am, 11:30am-12pm, 1:30pm-2pm, 2:30pm-3pm, and \u00a03:30pm-4pm. Art of the Eclipse Perfect for kids in school, the West Indianapolis Branch Library invites kids to join Art With a Heart for a program full of art and science inspired by the stars, sun, moon and the August eclipse. Details:\u00a0The West Indianapolis Branch Library; begins at 4:45pm. \u00a0Registration required. Solar Eclipse Viewing at Eagle Creek Join us at the Earth Discovery Center to learn how to view the eclipse safely using a pinhole projector (NEVER look at the sun or the eclipse directly, even during the darkest part of the eclipse, as this can cause permanent eye damage or even blindness). \u00a0The most coverage will occur at 2:24pm. \u00a0Free with park admission. Details:\u00a0Earth Discovery Center; 1pm-3pm. Viewing Party at Fireside Brewhouse Fireside Brewhouse, a family-owned and operated\u00a0restaurant on Indy's Southside, is holding a viewing party for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. \u00a0They will have food and beverage specials in honor of the event in addition to free eclipse glasses. \u00a0Join Fireside Brewhouse for great food and a great view! Details: Fireside Brewhouse; 11am-3pm. \u00a0 The Great American Eclipse 2017 Join us at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater as we watch the Great American Eclipse! We'll provide free eclipse glasses for safe viewing and chocolate moonpies for snacks. The midpoint will be at 2:25 PM. Stay as long as you'd like and catch live NASA coverage in the library's meeting rooms. Details: Nickel Plate\u00a0District Amphitheater; 1pm-4pm. Solar Eclipse\u00a0Viewing Party For all the hardcore astronomy lovers- this event is for you. \u00a0According to the NASA Total Solar Eclipse Interactive Map, Angel Mounds State Historic Site will be at 98.99 percent obscuration. The site will remain open through the duration of the solar eclipse. \u00a0It might be a bit of a hike, but it will certainly be worth it. \u00a0$5 per person. Details: Angel Mounds\u00a0State Historic\u00a0Site; 11am-3pm. \u00a0 Eclipse Offers Opportunity for Animal Observations As people across the United States prepare for the historic solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the Indianapolis Zoo is posing the question: How will the animals react?\u00a0To discover the answer, the Zoo is encouraging its guests as well as Indianapolis-area residents to observe the animal species around them during the eclipse and record their findings.\u00a0To record their findings, the Zoo encourages its visitors and area residents to download the iNaturalist app on their smartphone. Using the mobile platform, participants can join the Indianapolis Zoo Eclipse Experience: Animal Observations project to share and view observations from other citizen scientists. Details:\u00a0Indianapolis Zoo,\u00a012:57pm to 3:48pm\u00a0and will peak (93 percent totality) at 2:25pm.