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Downtown Block Party: A Solar Eclipse Extravaganza!

photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Monday, August 21 the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire hosted a downtown block party in celebration of the solar eclipse.  In addition to offering special glasses that enabled guests to view the eclipse while protecting their eyes, the block party featured food trucks, live music, face painting, balloon animals, outdoor exhibits and a special eclipse viewing area for kids and grown-ups.