Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Houston

Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Houston

On April 8th, 2024, Houston will witness a breathtaking partial solar eclipse as the moon casts a shadow upon the sun. While the full spectacle of totality requires a short drive out of town, there are plenty of exciting events within the city limits to celebrate this cosmic phenomenon.

Remember, solar eclipses demand proper eye protection. Never look directly at the sun without certified eclipse glasses. The weather plays a crucial role – be sure to check the latest Houston forecast on Accuweather for any cloud cover concerns.

Want to join the fun? We’ve curated a list of fantastic solar eclipse viewing events and areas around Houston to make your experience unforgettable! Check them all out below!

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, all information presented is subject to change. Please confirm with the organizers/businesses before planning to head out! 

Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Houston

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration at Space Center Houston

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  • Description: Immerse yourself in the heart of space exploration and witness the eclipse alongside experts at the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
  • Insider Tip: Arrive early to snag a spot with an unobstructed view and participate in the engaging space-themed activities.
  • Price Range: Tickets range from $29.95 for adults to $24.95 for children (aged 4-11).
  • When: April 6 – 8, 2024 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

Local Eclipse Experience at Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land

  • Description: This museum branch offers a family-friendly experience with eclipse-themed crafts, educational talks, and a chance to view the eclipse through telescopes.
  • Insider Tip: Take advantage of the free eclipse viewing glasses provided by the museum (while supplies last).
  • Price Range: General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (aged 3-11). 
  • When: April 8, 2024 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479

2024 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Levy Park

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  • Description: This popular urban park offers a vibrant atmosphere for eclipse viewing, with plenty of open space and nearby restaurants for refreshments.
  • Insider Tip: Bring comfortable chairs or a blanket and consider setting up a small telescope for a closer look.
  • Price Range: Free and open to the public.
  • When: April 8, 2024 | 12:30 pm
  • Location: 3120 Southwest Fwy Ste 102, Houston, TX 77098

Memorial Park Conservancy’s first-ever eclipse party!

  • Description: Spread out a blanket in this sprawling park and enjoy a relaxed, scenic view of the eclipse surrounded by nature.
  • Insider Tip: Arrive early to secure a spot with a clear view of the western sky. Pack a picnic basket and sunscreen for a delightful outdoor experience.
  • Price Range: Free and open to the public.
  • When: April 8, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: 7575 N Picnic Ln, Houston, TX 77007

Buffalo Bayou Park’s FREE Pair of Eclipse glasses

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  • Description: Rent a kayak or canoe and witness the eclipse from a unique perspective on the tranquil Buffalo Bayou.
  • Insider Tip: Book your rentals in advance, especially if you prefer a guided tour for a more informative experience.
  • Price Range: Park entry is free. Kayak and canoe rentals typically range from $20-$40 per hour.
  • When: April 8, 2024
  • Location:  Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street between Allen Parkway and, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX

Solar ECLIPSE: LIVE STREAM from Children’s Museum Houston

  • Description:  Educators will explain the science of the eclipse and answer questions during the event. There will also be live views of the eclipse from different locations.
  • Insider Tip:  Some activities include creating a moon crater and making a pinhole viewer.
  • Price Range: FREE
  • When: April 8, 2024 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location:  Virtual

Solar Eclipse at the Zoo

  • Description: The zoo will be providing free eclipse glasses to guests while supplies last.
  • Insider Tip: It’s your chance to witness firsthand how the animals will react to the solar eclipse.
  • Price Range: The general admission tickets start at $24.20
  • When: April 8, 2024 | 12:20 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Cosmic Eclipse Encounter at Katy Arboretum

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  • Description: A brief event at Katy Arboretum Park hosted by the city of Katy and Katy Branch Library with activities and eclipse viewing.
  • Insider Tip: Arrive early to get eclipse viewing glasses (limited quantities).
  • Price Range: FREE
  • When: April 8, 2024 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Location: 2136 Katy City Park Rd, Katy, TX 77493

Eclipse Viewing Party at Pasadena Public Library

  • Description: Enjoy this celestial event while joining craft activities, demonstrations, and music in the sky. 
  • Insider Tip: Limited free eclipse glasses!
  • Price Range: FREE
  • When: April 8, 2024 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1201 Minerva Dr, Pasadena, TX 77506-4820

Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Saengerfest Park

  • Description: Be prepared to witness the awe-inspiring sight of a solar eclipse safely! 
  • Insider Tip: Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided to all attendees. There will also be fun and games for all ages.
  • Price Range: FREE
  • When: April 8, 2024 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: 2302 The Strand #000, Galveston, TX 77550

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