On April 8th, 2024 - Community Free Day at The Wild Center to celebrate the 2024 total solar eclipse! TWC plans to open its doors as a community free day as a coordinated effort across Tupper Lake to encourage accessible and safe viewing opportunities.
This once-in-a-lifetime event presents a unique opportunity to spark new interest in science learning for people of all backgrounds and abilities.The Wild Center is the hub for science learning in the region and is home to science on a sphere, interactive outdoor exhibits, and a wide range of educational programs for learners of all ages including live science demonstrations, animals, and hands on workshops. The Wild Center has a jam packed schedule planned for April 8th, 2024 - take a look below to get a feel for what will be happening throughout the day!
-Free solar viewing glasses
-Telescope and binocular view stations
-Make your own pinhole viewers
-XL Solar viewing glasses
-Livestream of NASA coverage
-Special programming in Planet Adirondack
-Live creature features that focus on how the Sun affects animals lives, circadian rhythms, and yearly behavior
-Solar-powered maple tastings, tours, tapping demos, special themed foods
-New Forest Music composition
-Live glass blowing demonstration from reps from Corning Museum of Glass
-Live community mural creation
-Solar-powered silent disco with live DJ
-Opportunities to get commemorative eclipse tattoos from hand poke tattoo artist Jane Romm