Solar Eclipse

Totality is coming to Vermont on Monday, April 8! 

Between 3:25 and 3:31 p.m., northern Vermont will experience a once-in-lifetime total solar eclipse, shrouding us in midday darkness and an awe-inspiring night sky.

As you've probably noticed, there is a LOT happening around this historical celestial event. Here are some ways to enjoy it as a family, with your community, or at one of many unique events. (Reservations or tickets required for some events.)

View the Calendar for Eclipse Events!


Learn about sun-safe viewing techniques and enjoy hands-on eclipse activities at the Solar Eclipse Festival at ECHO, April 5-7.

Head to a Galileoscope workshop with astronomer Bill Vinton on April 6 at the Westmore Festival on Lake Willoughby.

Get tickets for Dr. Jack Bacon, a former NASA aerospace engineer, presenting "Shadows of the Sun" at Hula in Burlington, April 7.

Join a StarLab session at the Montshire Museum on April 7 or 8.


From festivals to local library gatherings, just about every town from central to northern Vermont is providing locations for community viewing and celebration, including Montpelier, Shelburne, Saint Albans, Milton, Middlebury and many more!

The Alburgh Totality Festival will host a themed parade, fireworks, face painting, a fun run, a mac'n'cheese cook off and music.

Obscura BTV has gathered all the activities happening in Burlington over the course of the eclipse weekend, as well as viewing spots, parking and traffic guidelines, and safety measures.


Vermont ski areas are preparing for eclipse viewers on skis and snowboards with live music, food, and family-friendly fun. Check out events at Jay Peak, Smugglers' Notch, Bolton Valley, Stowe and Sugarbush.


Mind Magic, April 7 @ Off Center for the Dramatic Arts: Dr. Steven Taubman combines comedy, mind reading, psychology, and theater into an interactive experience of wonder and awe.

Solar Eclipse and Sugar-on-Snow, April 8 @ Palmer's Sugarhouse: Food trucks, live music, and all your favorite maple products.

Sun + Moon + YOU, April 8 @ the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium will host Vermont Public's "But Why?" host Jane Lindholm and Mark Breen from Eye on the Sky, and broadcast the eclipse as it travels over the U.S.

Viewing in the Labyrinth, April 8 @ Lavender Essentials Farm: Take your flower and herb adorned lantern in the labyrinth or participate in a scavenger hunt on the Wooded Fairy Trail.