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Eclipse Viewing in and Around Morris County

Although Westmont will not be open on August 21st when the Great American Solar Eclipse is taking place, there are many nearby locations that are hosting viewing parties.

Morris Museum is hosting a family friendly eclipse viewing party beginning at 1 p.m. It will include crafts and the viewing of the eclipse on streaming NASA TV. The museum will be selling solar viewing glasses in their gift shop.

The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium will have telescopes with solar filters out for the community to use.

Mendham Public Library is hosting a viewing party using a telescope. Pre-registration is required.

And if going out to a party is just too much, you can host your own viewing party at home! Just be sure you have viewing glasses (they can be purchased at Best Buy, Lowes, or WalMart).

You can also make an eclipse viewing box with your children that will allow them to safely view the eclipse. Directions can be found here:

To view the progress of the eclipse, watch the live streaming video on NASA’s website at

Enjoy the eclipse!!

The joy and smiles of our children strengthen our commitment to a Montessori early childhood education. Westmont, an accredited school with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), stands as one of the premier Montessori schools in NJ. We welcome you to discover Westmont.