Where can I get solar eclipse glasses?
At Adler Planetarium
Solar eclipse glasses are no longer available with the purchase of Adler admission. To grab a pair, join us at the Adler on August 21 for Chicago’s Eclipse Fest, or at our satellite viewing party at Daley Plaza. (While supplies last.) We hope you #LookUp with us!
From An Adler Brand Ambassador
As of 11:30 am, more than 1,500 people had lined up outside Lagunitas Brewing Company to get #EquippedtoEclipse! Because our offer of eclipse glasses was limited to the first 500 guests, we have opted to distribute the glasses early.
Glasses are no longer available at Lagunitas, but if you didn’t snag a pair, don’t worry! We’ll have a limited number of pairs available on Monday, and there are many other ways you can enjoy the eclipse with us. We hope to see you on Monday for Chicago’s Eclipse Fest!
At Suburban Library Branches
Several public libraries and library districts in the Chicago suburbs will be handing out eclipse glasses. Inquire with your local public library about availability. Many, but not all, of these libraries are shown on this map.
At Organizations Throughout Chicagoland
Below is a list of other organizations handing out Adler Planetarium’s solar viewing glasses, while supplies last. Each organization has created their own schedules for distribution. Please check with the organizations directly to inquire about distribution.
- Chicago Botanic Garden (Available at viewing party on August 21 @ 10:00 am) | Glencoe, IL
- Morton Arboretum | Lisle, IL
- Naper Settlement | Naperville, IL
- Chicago Park District (various sites) | Chicago, IL
- Kinslahger Brewing Company | Oak Park, IL (OUT OF STOCK)
- Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (with purchase of tour) | Oak Park, IL
- Baderbrau Brewing Company | Chicago, IL (OUT OF STOCK)
- Shoreline Water Taxi (with purchase of ride on August 21) | Chicago, IL
- Chicago Trolley Double Decker (with purchase of ride, August 19 – 20) | Chicago, IL
Important Information About Where to Purchase Glasses
A list of reputable vendors is available from the American Astronomical Society. Note that counterfeit glasses are coming in from other countries and have been on sale for some time. Just looking for the ISO certification printed on the glasses is NOT a way to tell if glasses are safe, as any vendor can print ISO certification information on their glasses. The only way to be sure your glasses are safe is to get them from the Adler Planetarium, one of our partners, and/or purchase from one of the vendors identified on the AAS web page listed above.