Your Guide to the 2024 Solar Eclipse Events at Niagara Parks

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Are you ready for an out-of-this-world experience? Niagara Parks is gearing up for an extraordinary cosmic journey with a spectacular lineup of events leading to the highly anticipated solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, directly over the iconic Niagara Falls.

Eclipse Day Event Locations

Niagara Parks Power Station + Tunnel
Astronomy in Action | Friday, April 5 – Monday, April 8
The Niagara Parks Power Station hosts “Astronomy in Action,” featuring a mobile planetarium and educators offering insights into the solar system and the eclipse. Engage in interactive talks and Q&A sessions with NASA and CSA scientists. Make sure to register online to secure your spot.

Table Rock Centre
Mad Science for Kids | Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 8
Table Rock Centre, a prime viewing spot, offers free Mad Science programming for kids throughout the weekend. Enjoy Journey Behind the Falls, culinary delights, and shopping. Kids of all ages can participate in fun, interactive workshops and activities with Mad Science.

Niagara Falls NYE Events

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
STEM with SciXchange | Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 8
Partnering with Toronto Metropolitan University, the Butterfly Conservatory hosts STEM-related activities. On April 8, an astronomer from the university will engage visitors, unraveling the significance of the solar eclipse.

Old Fort Erie
Q&A with NASA and CSA Scientists | Friday, April 5 – Monday, April 8
Explore Old Fort Erie, open on eclipse day, for talks and Q&A sessions with NASA and CSA scientists. Online registration is necessary to secure your spot.

What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon aligns perfectly between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow that obscures the Sun’s brilliance. On April 8, 2024, starting at 2:04 p.m., Niagara Falls will transform into a mesmerizing display as the moon covers the sun, briefly turning day into night. Eye safety is crucial, and certified solar viewing glasses will be available at Niagara Parks’ programming sites.

Free Total Solar Eclipse Concert | Monday, April 8 | Queen Victoria Park
Cap off this celestial event with a free concert at Queen Victoria Park, presented by Niagara Falls Tourism. The Glorious Sons, JJ Wilde, New Friends, The Boneheads, and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra will perform, creating a magical atmosphere before and after the eclipse.

Don’t miss the 2024 Solar Eclipse – it’s an experience you’ll talk about for decades!

Important Note: Remember to prioritize eye safety during the eclipse. Looking directly at the sun without certified solar viewing glasses can cause serious damage to your eyes. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient.

For more details and to plan your visit our Niagara Eclipse info page.

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