Need a last-minute spot to watch the eclipse in the 330?

Here are four spots with eclipse activities that are not sold-out.

By Julie Cajigas, Guide Editor

We have reached eclipse day in the downtown 330 and many of our suggested viewing locations have sold-out or closed registration. Never fear though, we have some available (oh, and awesome) spots to view the eclipse if your plans have changed last-minute.

Eclipse with the Zips

Crouse Hall, University of Akron, 44304

Outside the newly rennovated Crouse Hall, you can join us Zips to party in the dark. WZIP FM (our number 1 college station) will provide the tunes and glasses and viewers will be available. 

Bonus: You can observe some genuine science: The Urban STEM Center and LJFF School of Education students and faculty will use data gathering equipment along the path of totality to capture the images. This work is funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation and will ultimately allow scientific analysis of the sun’s inner corona. Read more about this community science project here.

Double Bonus: if Crouse Hall is open (we think it will be for potties), you can meet the Cave Bear. Bierce Library will be open 7 a.m. to midnight on campus.

Party in the Park Till It's Dark

Canal Park - 300 Main St., From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For $5, you can watch the eclipse inside a ballpark! Head down to the field with your family and get a panoramic view of the sky. Plus, take some batting practice and (we're guessing) enjoy some limited concessions. First 1,500 fans receive eclipse glasses, which is one of the largest giveaways in the area.

Get Tickets Here

The Sun, The Moon, and The Art

Akron Art Museum - 1 South High St.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Explore the eclipse through art. Explore a collection of eclipse and solar-related art and plenty of art activities to tie into the once-in-a-lifetime event. There will also be live music and other exciting pop-ups. This event has a non-refundable $5 reservation fee per order due to high demand and limited space to ensure the best experience possible for all. Up to 3 guests per reservation order can be added.

Get Tickets Here (until 11 a.m. when sales close)

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Main Library, 60 South High St.,

From noon to 4 p.m.

Do you see clouds in the sky? Well, the Akron-Summit Public Library has you covered. In downtown's main library, you can watch the total eclipse either in the Library's outdoor amphitheater OR via NASA's livestream in the large, indoor auditorium.
No registration required, but seats and space on a first come, first served basis.

Check out the library's website here for information on the eclipse in Summit County.

Send Us Your Pics

Remember, don't look at the eclipse through your optical device. That said, if you snap photos of your "experience," Tag us @zipsguideakron on Instagram and we'll share them.

Julie Cajigas is a Professor of Practice in the University of Akron School of Communication,  working with Downtown Akron Partnership in a community partnership supported by The University of Akron EX[L] Center for Community Engaged Learning.

To reach Julie Cajigas,

 email her here.