Join us on April 8th, 2024, for the Community Free Day at The Wild Center, a special event in honor of the 2024 total solar eclipse! TWC is excited to welcome the community for free on this day, as part of a collaborative initiative with Tupper Lake, aimed at promoting accessible and secure viewing options for this remarkable celestial event.
This once-in-a-lifetime event presents a unique opportunity to spark new interest in science learning for people of all backgrounds and abilities. The Wild Center is the hub for science learning in the region and is home to science on a sphere, interactive outdoor exhibits, and a wide range of educational programs for learners of all ages including live science demonstrations, animals, and hands-on workshops. The Wild Center has a jam-packed schedule planned for April 8, 2024 - take a look below to get a feel for what will be happening throughout the day!
Total Solar Eclipse Activities & Programs:
Free solar viewing glasses
Telescope and binocular view stations
Make your own pinhole viewers
XL Solar viewing glasses
Livestream of NASA coverage
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
New Forest Music composition
Live glass-blowing demonstration from reps from the Corning Museum of Glass
Live community mural creation
Solar-powered silent disco with live DJ
Opportunities to get commemorative eclipse tattoos from hand poke tattoo artist Jane Romm