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Solar Eclipse 2024

Solar Eclipse 2024

April 8 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Solar Eclipse 2024
Monday, April 8 / 10 AM – 5 PM
Included with general admission to VINS

Join us for live music, a special program about animals and the eclipse, and space to watch this amazing natural phenomenon. One pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses are complimentary with admission to the VINS Nature Center (while supplies last).

Schedule of the Day:

Activity Stations
10 AM – 5 PM / Hawkfly

Join us for hands-on activity stations as you make your own star wheel and constellations, use Stellarium to view the stars (even during the day!), learn about different types of eclipses, and the project we are doing to study our birds during the eclipse!

VINS StarLab*
10:30 AM / 11:30 AM / 12:30 PM / 1:30 PM / Neale Pavilion
Journey into the VINS StarLab for an immersive experience to learn about moon phases and features. Then, dive into an explanation of eclipses and explore the mythology of eclipses from cultures throughout history.

*First come, first serve, limited seating available, free with admission.

Raptors Up Close
11 AM / August Pavilion

We’ll show you the unique nature of some of the world’s most highly skilled predators – raptors!

Songbird Aviary Tour
12:30 PM / Songbird Aviary

Spend some time in our newest exhibit – the Songbird Aviary!

Live Animal Program
1:30 PM / August Pavilion

Ever wonder how birds and other animals respond to an eclipse? Join us for a live animal program to find out!

Live Music
2 PM / August Pavilion

Join us for live eclipse music before we promenade to the meadow together for viewing of the near-total eclipse.

Solar Eclipse
2:30 PM / VINS Meadow

Join us to watch this amazing natural phenomenon – the Solar Eclipse!

View other solar eclipse events at:

Available at the VINS Nature Store:
Vermont’s Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 Event Guide & Souvenir

For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or info@vinsweb.org.