APRIL 8TH, 2024


a part of Totality in Tupper


Countdown to Totality

A One of a Kind Experience for a Once in Lifetime Event

On April 8, 2024,The Wild Center will be directly in the path of totality for a Total Solar Eclipse. This is not only an amazing sight but a rare occurrence. In fact, it will be the first time the Adirondacks have ever been in the direct path of totality, and after 2024 the United States will not see another total solar eclipse for over 20 years.

To celebrate, The Wild Center will open it's doors and 115-acre outdoor campus from 10am to 5pm beginning Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8 for a weekend of solar and eclipse themed activities.

Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7


  • Adult (18-64)- Online: $23 | At the Door: $24
  • Senior (65+)/Military - Online: $21 | At the Door: $22
  • Youth (5-17) - Online: $13 | At the Door: $14
  • Age 4 and Under - Free
  • Members - Free

Parking available to all visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis

Monday, April 8

Tickets: Free for all visitors

Parking available to ticketed members only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional, offsite parking options and and shuttle service will be available.

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Totality Festival Experiences Include:

  • Glass blowing demonstrations from The Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop
  • Free solar viewing glasses
  • Solar-powered silent disco with live DJ
  • Opportunities to get commemorative eclipse tattoos from hand poke tattoo artist Jane Romm from Plain Jane Tattoos
  • New immersive and interactive eclipse-inspired musical experiences from Whatever Penny
  • Make your own pinhole viewers 
  • Oversized Solar viewing glasses
  • Special programming in Planet Adirondack
  • Live creature features that focus on how the Sun affects animals lives, circadian rhythms, and yearly behavior
  • Solar-powered maple tastings, tours, tapping demos, special themed foods
  • Food trucks

The Wildest View in the World

As the moon passes between the earth and the sun, its shadow will darken the sky, plunging large swathes of the United States into sudden twilight, but there's only one place you can see it from an eagle's nest measure 10 feet wide.

Experience this celestial tango first-hand from the award-winning, all-persons experience, Wild Walk. Traverse a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. Visit a four-story twig tree house, swing on bridges, clamber over a spider’s web or climb to the full-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point. Naturalists will be on hand to help answer your questions about all things solar.

Total Eclipse Merch

Commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event with special edition Wild Center gear.

Free Wild Center eclipse glasses are included with every purchase.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a ticket in advance?

April 5–7, 2024: Reserving tickets is not required, but highly encouraged as it allows visitors to use the expedited check-in upon arrival. Tickets can be purchased for specific dates through our online reservation system or by calling (518) 359-7800.

April 8, 2024: Although general admission is free on Monday, April 8, 2024, pre-registration is required.

How can I safely look at the Solar Eclipse?

Everyone who reserves a ticket will receive a complimentary pair of glasses that allow you to safely look at the Solar Eclipse. It is not recommended to look at it without the specialized glasses.

Can I bring my dog?

Although we love pets, we do not allow dogs on our campus during open hours unless they are service dogs.

Can I bring a group?

Yes! Group reservations of 10 or more can be arranged by emailing jtremblaymoore@wildcenter.org.

School groups can register by reaching out to cwerni@wildcenter.org

What time is the Solar Eclipse?

The total duration of the April 8, 2024 eclipse will be 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 41 seconds.

Partial totality begins at 2:12:19 p.m.
Full totality begins at 3:24:27 p.m.
Maximum totality at 3:26:13 p.m.
Full totality ends at 3:27:58 p.m.
Partial totality ends at 4:36:18 p.m.

How can I commemorate this once in a lifetime event?

You can find Total Solar Eclipse memorabilia at The Wild Supply Co. It’s available in-person and online here. Jane Romm from Plain Jane Hand Poked Tattoos will also be onsite.