Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Sesquicentennial State Park

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Sesquicentennial State Park

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Daily admission applies
Where will your eclipse experience be? Come watch in the woods at Sesquicentennial State Park with us and experience this total solar eclipse in a nature setting. Sesqui is in the “Path of Totality” and viewers will see the total solar eclipse for over 2 minutes. See how nature reacts to this phenomenon too!
We will have an information booth set up where visitors can learn basic eclipse facts, safe viewing tips and even make a fun eclipse-themed craft. Bring your solar glasses or purchase a souvenir pair from us! Other souvenirs will be available for purchase as well. We strongly recommend carpooling as we are expecting large crowds.
Guided Eclipse Paddle (optional, sold out): Enjoy a group paddle around the lake, pausing in the center of the lake to view the total eclipse and return to shore by 3 pm. Life jackets and paddles are included. This program is for ages 16 and older only. Note: *Pedal boats will be available for ADA access needs only on a limited basis. (The paddle is a 2nd event that is an option for those attending the main viewing event. This small-scale event is now sold out, but the big viewing party has plenty of room.)
Meeting Place : Viewing Party – Picnic Area. Eclipse Paddle – CCC Boat House
What to Bring : Drinks, snacks, sunscreen, solar glasses and a lawn chair or blanket. Get your solar eclipse viewing glasses early as supplies will be limited and could run out that day.
Event Hours : Viewing Party – 10 am-3 pm. Eclipse Paddle – 2 – 3 pm
Price : Viewing Party – Free with park admission ($5/adult, $3/children 6 – 15, $3.25 SC Seniors)
Campsites are sold out for Sunday, Aug. 20 and Monday, Aug. 21. For other dates, check here.
 This event will have eclipse glasses for sale for guests, while supplies last.
Located at Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, S.C.


August 21
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Daily admission applies
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Stacey Jensen


Sesquicentennial State Park
9564 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223