Totality in Tupper Festival

April 6, 2024

10:00 am - 5:00 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 the days leading up to the eclipse for a weekend of solar and eclipse themed activities.

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Schedule of Events: Saturday, April 6


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

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.

12:00PM-4:00PM: 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: 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: 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 meet some of the feathered and prickly animal ambassadors that call The Wild Center home and discover how you can get involved with eclipse community science.

All Day: Solar Activities
Nancy L. Sargent Animal Viewing Area
Your one stop shop to learn everything eclipse! Get ready for the eclipse and try unique solar viewing and projection equipment, learn about community science projects, and design crafts to take home with you.



All Day: food from the Waterside Cafe

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.

12:00PM & 3:00PM: Otter Encounters
Otter Falls
Otter encounters bring you up close and personal with our otters as you learn about their natural history. Staff enjoy sharing otter stories, providing an inside look on their daily lives, and connecting the unique adaptations of these animals to how they thrive in our Adirondack ecosystem.

11:00AM & 2:00PM: Creature Features
Flammer Theater
Creature Features bring you up close and personal with live animals such as snakes, turtles, owls and porcupines. Meet a Wild Center animal ambassador while engaging in observation and conversations to uncover the hidden stories of our wild neighbors.

All Day: Pinhole Viewers + Eclipse Model Making
Tinkering Studio in Solutions Exhibit
Design your own pinhole projection viewer to safely enjoy a partially eclipsed sun. Build a paper eclipse model to orchestrate your own small scale celestial dance.