Several public venues will provide opportunities for San Antonio-area residents to safely view an annular solar eclipse Oct. 14.

According to a news release, an annular eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth while being at or near its farthest point from Earth.

Because the moon appears smaller than the sun due to its distance, it does not totally cover the sun's surface. The eclipse is scheduled to start at 10:23 a.m. Central Standard Time, according to the release.

Phil Hardberger Park

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy will have a program where guests are invited to show up at one of three viewing spots: the open fields near the Northwest Military Highway playground, the Urban Ecology Center or the Salado Outdoor Classroom. Visitors will receive free viewing glasses and have a chance to make their own pinhole viewer.

Eisenhower Park

Attendees at Eisenhower Park will receive eclipse-viewing glasses while supplies last, and may take turns safely viewing the sun and sunspots through a telescope equipped with a solar filter. Educational information about the sun, solar radiation and the greenhouse effect will be provided. Participants may arrive and depart at any time.

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Free
  • Eisenhower Park Mass Pavilion, 19399 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio
The DoSeum

The DoSeum will host a "Moon At Noon" eclipse viewing party where free admission will be granted to the first 500 visitors. Each guest will get a viewing glass.
  • 11 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • 2800 Broadway St., San Antonio
Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center

There will be an eclipse viewing party where all attendees will be given protective eyewear and instructions on how to use it.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free
  • 811 N. Coker Loop Road, San Antonio
  • 210-349-2404
Government Canyon State Natural Area

Visitors will be given protective eyewear and a chance to safely watch the eclipse from Government Canyon on the far west side.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free
  • 12861 Galm Road, San Antonio
  • 210-688-9055
Witte Museum

The Witte Museum will have an event where all visitors will receive complimentary eclipse glasses, and can learn about eclipse science at the Witte’s “Eclipse Encounters” exhibit and through activations at the museum. KENS-TV Weather Chief Bill Taylor and Meteorologist Paul Mireles will be on hand to answer eclipse-related questions for a special “Saturday with a Scientist” program.Schertz Library

Glasses will be made available to library visitors during the solar eclipse.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free
  • 798 Schertz Parkway, Schertz
  • 210-619-1700
Garden Ridge

The Garden Ridge Market Days event will be the backdrop for safe eclipse viewing. Visitors may bring their own protective eyewear or buy glasses at the market for $5. There also will be shopping opportunities, trick-or-treating, a dog costume contest and refreshments.Brackenridge Park

Brackenridge Park Conservancy will present their Eclipse and Sips picnic fundraiser. Each ticket will include solar eclipse glasses, a brunch meal prepared by W.D. Deli, one bottle of rose for two adults, or one mini bottle of prosecco for individual packages. Each ticket will include vouchers from local eateries and discounted tickets to attend the Witte Museum for people to enjoy after the eclipse.SeaWorld San Antonio

SeaWorld will host an eclipse party by providing glasses as well as eclipse-themed snacks and drinks for an additional fee.