Totality Awesome Viewing Locations 

The next total solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024 - and Rochester, NY is in the path of totality (awesome!). On April 8, 2024 at 3:20 p.m. the Greater Rochester area will enjoy three minutes and 38 seconds of totality. What does that mean?  During totality, the sun's bright disk will be covered by the moon for a short time. Changes in temperature, winds, and animal behavior occur during the time around totality. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience, and it will be happening here in Rochester, NY. The path of totality AWESOME. 


Plan your visit to Rochester for the 2024 eclipse and get ready with our list of viewing locations (using the proper protective eyewear, of course!). Keep checking back here, more locations will be added to the list in the months leading up to April 8. 


Looking for eclipse events? Check out our eclipse events blog here. Get information on recommended Monroe County Parks for eclipse viewing here


City of Rochester

Roc the Eclipse Festival at RMSC Museum & Science Center

George Eastman Museum (ticketed event)

Parcel 5 in Downtown Rochester

Soleil Soirée at Memorial Art Gallery (ticketed event) 

Ontario Beach Park (along Lake Ontario)

Cobbs Hill Park (stunning views of the city skyline; note: Cobbs Hill will be closed to cars)

Highland Park (Frederick Law Olmsted designed park – early spring blooms)

Genesee Valley Park (along the Genesee River)

High Falls, a 96-foot waterfall in downtown Rochester (note: pedestrian bridge currently under construction, parking limited) 

SOLARPALOOZA at Innovative Field (ticketed event)

Total Eclipse ROCs the Market at the Rochester Public Market (ticketed event)

Total Eclipse at Seneca Park / Seneca Park Zoo (ticketed event at the zoo)

East Side 

Durand Eastman Park (lush greenery and shoreline views of Lake Ontario)

Mendon Ponds Park (largest park in Monroe County)

Webster Park 

Perinton Town Park 

West Side 

Solar Spectacular Event at Genesee Country Village & Museum (ticketed event)

Hamlin Beach State Park (along Lake Ontario)

Campus of SUNY Brockport

Black Creek Park 

Churchville Park

Greece Canal Park 

Northampton Park


Discover all things eclipse to help you plan your cosmic getaway to Rochester here.