Totality in Tupper Festival

April 8, 2024

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 beginning Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8 for a weekend of solar and eclipse themed activities.

*Note: Tickets for Monday, April 8 are no longer available*

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Schedule of Events: Monday, April 8


All Day: Food Trucks
Parking Lot
Green Goddess (food stand), Jam Dots Bakery (food stand), Mtn Chef Catering, Polish Korner, Pork Busters, The Mac Factor

All Day: Solar Activities + Eclipse Viewing Locations
Wild Walk, Patio, Animal Viewing Area, Ball Field
Your one stop shop to learn everything eclipse! Participate in community science, use unique solar viewing and projection equipment, and design crafts to take home with you.

All Day: Live Glass Making with Corning Museum of Glass
Parking Lot
Live hot glassmaking demonstrations by The Corning Museum of Glass. The Mobile Hotshop, featured in the Netflix series Blown Away, is firing up glassmaking demos every 45 minutes beginning at 10:15am only pausing from 3pm-4pm for the eclipse.

All Day: Maple Sugar Shack Tours and Tastings
Parking Lot
Out in the sugar shack, discover the sun's role in maple sugar production. Observe as maple sap is boiled into syrup, enjoy a free sample, and get hands on with this North Country tradition.

All Day: Silent Disco
Stickwork Sculpture
A silent disco is a dance party where everyone's grooving to their own secret beat through magical headphones. Dance, hop, skip, jump, and boogie your way through the stickwork sculpture.

All Day: Totality by Whatever Penny
Forest Music Trail
Wander through an immersive sound experience crafted specifically to capture the emotion and majesty of experiencing Totality in Tupper.

All Day: Adirondack Animals and Eclipses
Nancy L. Sargent Animal Viewing Area
Drop by to chat with some of our expert animal caretakers to learn about the animals that call The Wild Center home and how they might react to eclipse.



All Day: food from the Waterside Cafe

10:00AM - 2:30PM: Solar Bugs + Pinhole Viewers
Tinkering Studio in Solutions Exhibit
Create and take a solar powered insect that moves through the power of the sun in this hands on STEM activity. Design your own pinhole projection viewer to safely enjoy a partially eclipsed sun. Activities are available as long as supplies last.

11:00AM: Creature Feature
Flammer Theater
Meet a live Adirondack animal and explore how the sun influences their daily lives.

12:00PM & 4:00PM: Raven Steals the Sun: Native American Eclipse Stories with Perry Ground
Flammer Theater
This story-filled presentation shares how the Sun and Eclipse continue to be important to Native American cultures today. Master storyteller Perry Ground, a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation, brings the stories to life through vivid descriptions, rhythmic voice and a VERY active stage presence.

1:00PM - 4:00PM: NASA Live Stream of Total Solar Eclipse
Flammer Theater
Watch a live stream directly from NASA as the total solar eclipse casts a shadow that crosses North America - starting in Mexico, entering the U.S. through Texas, and passing through Maine before fading off of Canada’s coast.

All Day: Exploring Eclipses
Planet Adirondack
Drop in to explore our world & beyond with the help of this NOAA created globe. See Earth from a new perspective and explore how an eclipse happens.

All Day: Hand-poked Tattoos with Plain Jane Tattooing
Naturalist Cabinet
Thinking of getting a commemorative eclipse tattoo? Stop into the Naturalist Cabinet to sign up or take a sneak a peek at this unique art in action. Sign up and additional cost required. Registration taken on a first come first serve basis until slots are filled.


This event is supported by a grant awarded to The Wild Center by New York State's Empire State Development and the I LOVE NY Division of Tourism.

This work is supported by the Simons Foundation and is part of its ‘In the Path of Totality’ initiative.