Where to buy eclipse glasses in St. Louis

    On Monday, August 21, 2017, the St. Louis region will experience its first total solar eclipse in over 400 years. As the moon’s shadow passes over the earth, only a relatively narrow pathway across the nation will have the opportunity to view this once-in-a-lifetime event.

    Archangels Gift Shop
    3461 Hampton Ave
    St Louis MO 63139
    Price of the glasses: Price $1 to $3 depending on quantity
    Method of payment: Cash or credit cards
    Hours available:  Open Tuesday to Friday 11am to 6pm Open Saturday. 11am to 5pm
    Phone Number: (314) 645 2256

    City of Herculaneum Solar Eclipse Task Force
    #1 Parkwood Court, Herculaneum, MO and Bloomsdale Bank, 100 Scenic Drive Plaza, Herculaneum.
    Price of the glasses: $1.00 each
    Method of payment: Cash or check
    Hours available for purchase: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Website: www.herculaneumsolareclipse2017.com
    Phone Number: (314) 852-4964
    Any special notes: We can mail glasses and other memorabilia upon request; if within a reasonable distance, we can deliver.

    Challenger Learning Center
    205 Brotherton Lane
    Ferguson,  MO 63135
    Price of the glasses: $2 each
    Method of payment: Cash or card
    Hours available for purchase: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
    Phone Number: (314) 521-6205

    De Soto Public Library
    712 South Main Street
    De Soto, MO 63020
    Price of the glasses: $1 each
    Method of payment: Cash
    Hours available for purchase:  Monday 9-5, Tuesday 9-7, Wed. 9-5, Thurs. 9-5, Friday 9-5, Sat. 9-2
    Website:  http://dspl.missouri.org/2017-great-american-eclipse-de-soto/
    Phone Number: (636) 586-3858

    Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers
    10575 West Greenshire Lane
    Marthasville, MO 63357
    (private residence, please call (636) 433-5479 to schedule pickup of glasses)
    Price of the glasses:  $2.00 per pair plus cost of mailing or if nearby will meet at agreed upon location (as long as supplies last)
    Method of payment: Cash -Check
    Hours available: call or email.
    Phone Number:  (636) 433-5479 or email rschwent@centurytel.net
    Ask for Rick Schwentker, President

    East Saint Louis Public Library
    5300 State Street
    East St. Louis, IL. 62202
    We have 400 eclipse glasses for sell.   Cost $2.00 each.
    For anyone wishing  to purchase all 400 the cost is $1.75/each.
    Phone number: (618) 397-0991  Ask for Ms. Dansberry

    Festus Public Library
    400 W. Main St.
    Festus, MO 63028
    Price of the glasses: $1.00
    Method of payment (cash, check, ccard): Cash, check if over $5.00
    Hours available for purchase: M-Th: 9 am – 7 pm; F: 9 am – 5 pm; Sat: 9 am – 1 pm
    Website address: www.cityoffestus.org/departments/library
    Phone Number: (636) 937-2017

    Geo Communication Services
    545 N. Commercial
    St. Clair, MO 63077
    Price of the glasses:  We have ECLIPSE VIEWERS, glasses and “Get Your Eclipse on Route 66” buttons $2 each. Custom Eclipse Postcards – $1. Viewers are 3×5 cards suitable for intermittent viewing. Glasses are plain white, suitable for kids or people with contacts. Will mail up to 5 glasses for $2 S&H  or multiples thereof.  Other items/quantities please call for shipping quote or to arrange pickup
    Method of payment:  Cash/Check/ CC via Paypal
    Hours available:  9:30 am – 5 pm.
    Phone Number:  (636) 667-4162 or email geocommservices@gmail.com 
    Website: http://geocommunications.net

    Old Bus Stop Coffee Shop and Art Gallery
    545 N. Commercial
    St. Clair MO 63077
    Price of the glasses:  $10 ECLIPSE VIEWERS $2 each
    Viewers are 3×5 cards suitable for intermittent viewing
    “Get Your Eclipse on Route 66” Buttons -$2 4 different style
    Eclipse Postcards $1 each Old Route 66 Bus Stop
    Method of payment:  Cash/check/Credit Card over $10
    Hours available:  Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. most weeks
    Phone Number:  (636) 606-6136

    Saint Louis Science Center Planetarium/Gift Shop
    5050 Oakland Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Price of the glasses:  Book with 2 glasses $10.99+tax and individual glasses are $1.99 + tax.
    Method of payment:  Cash and Credit card.  No checks.
    Hours available:  9:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Phone Number:  (314) 289-4466

    Scopedawg Optics LLC
    3115 Lake Ridge Dr.
    Highland, IL 62249
    (private residence, please call (618) 401-3342 to schedule pickup of glasses)
    Price of the glasses  $3 each or 4 for $10; Discounts available for larger volumes; Plastic glasses also available ($20).
    Method of payment: Cash, check, ccard or Paypal.
    Hours available for purchase  24/7.
    Phone Number:  (618) 401-3342
    Address where the glasses can be purchased: order online at www.scopedawgoptics.com or call to arrange for pickup

    St. Louis County Parks
    St. Louis County Parks is selling eclipse glasses for only $1.00 each! These are available for purchase at the following locations:
    Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park
    Affton Community Center
    The Pavilion at Lemay in Jefferson Barracks Park
    Kennedy Recreation Complex near Suson Park

    The St. Louis Storytelling Festival,
    a University of Missouri Program
    4207 Lindell Blvd., Ste. 400
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    Price of the glasses  $2/pair, $18/10 pair, $62.50/50 pair and $100/100 pair (see note)
    Method of payment: Cash, check or card
    Hours available for purchase:  In-person – 9 – 5 pm MF; by phone, 24/7.
    Website address:  www.stlstorytellingfestival.com
    Phone Number: (314) 266-4833
    Any special notes: Our glasses each come with a detachable coupon, which can be entered into a raffle drawing at our Festival – May 3-6, 2017. Prizes include a free space mission tour at the Challenger Learning Center in St. Louis; free CD’s from NASA Native American storytellers; scholarship to a summer 2017 Science storytelling camp; and other great prizes from science organizations in St. Louis.

    Washington, Missouri Tourism
    Visitor Center, 301 W. Front St.
    Washington, MO 63090
    Price of the glasses:
    1-20 pair – $2 each, 21-50 pair – $1.50, 51-100 pair – $1. We will not sell over 100 at this time.
    Method of payment: Cash or check is accepted.
    Hours available for purchase – 10am – 5pm, every day of the week
    Phone Number: (636) 239-7575

    The total solar eclipse is exciting, but the most important thing to remember is eye safety.

    NEVER, EVER look directly at the sun, even during a partial eclipse. The retina in your eye does not have pain receptors, so you cannot feel the damage you are doing to your eye. Looking directly at the sun can cause severe damage to your sight, or even blindness.

    When the sun is in the total eclipse phase (approximately 1min 30sec, depending on your location in the County), then it is safe to view the eclipse without eye protection.  In fact, when the total eclipse phase is occurring, the best way to view it is with the naked eye.

    Sunglasses DO NOT provide enough protection to your eyes. You MUST use special eclipse glasses to safely view this event.

    Other items that DO NOT provide safe viewing include: binoculars, cameras without special eclipse filters, telescopes without special eclipse filters, camera film, smoked glass, X-ray film, CDs. Please always use eclipse glasses and stay safe at all times.

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