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 this list from 

City of Rochester

George Eastman Museum 

High Falls, a 96-foot waterfall in downtown Rochester *note: pedestrian bridge currently under construction. 

Roc the Eclipse Festival at RMSC Museum & Science Center

Parcel 5 in Downtown Rochester

Ontario Beach Park (along Lake Ontario)

Cobbs Hill Park (stunning views of the city skyline)

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

Genesee Valley Park (along the Genesee River)

East Side 

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

Mendon Ponds Park (largest park in Monroe County)

West Side 

Solar Spectacular Event at Genesee Country Village & Museum 

Hamlin Beach State Park (along Lake Ontario)

Campus of SUNY Brockport