Solar Eclipse Weekend

About the Program

For the first time in nearly one hundred years, Auburn will experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8! The last time this event occurred, the Case Research Laboratory was at its peak in prominence, and as devout scientists they too were interested in the once-in-a-lifetime celestial opportunity. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of programs exploring local history, art, and science through the context of eclipses. Free eclipse glasses will be provided at all programs throughout the weekend.

Events & Programs

First Friday

Friday, April 5
5 – 7:30 PM

Activities for the whole family, including making your own pinhole viewer and eclipse models while you explore the museum for free.

Lunchtime Lecture

“Once in a Lifetime”

Saturday, April 6
12 – 1 PM

Join us for an eclipse weekend presentation by Curator Haley Boothe to learn more about solar eclipses, the Case Research Lab, and more!

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Eclipse Party Fundraiser (Tickets No Longer Being Sold)

1920s Theme

Saturday, April 6
7 – 9:30 PM

Come out and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a beer, wine, and mocktail bar, and jazz music as you explore the Cayuga Museum in all your 1920s glamour. Best costume wins a special prize!

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Eclipse Themed

1 – 4 PM
Sunday, April 7

Science, history, and art collide in the Cayuga Museum’s first ever STEAM Fair! Join us for an afternoon exploring eclipses and astronomy through a diverse variety of activity stations featuring organizations across Central New York and the Finger Lakes.

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Eclipse Viewing  Sold Out!

Monday, April 8
12 – 4 PM

Join us for a unique viewing experience on the roof of the iconic Phoenix Building, right next to where Case recorded the eclipse in 1925, and one of the highest points in the city.

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Travel Information

Are you travelling to Auburn or the surrounding area for the eclipse? Great choice! Auburn is located on the cusp of the Finger Lakes and Central New York regions of Central New York, with tons of stuff to do even if the weather isn’t great. Check out the great nearby restaurants, wineries, and breweries, stay in one of the beautiful local inns, and explore all the unique cultural sites that make this area such a popular place to visit.



Hilton Garden Inn

Auburn, NY

Inns of Aurora

Aurora, NY

Sherwood Inn

Skaneateles, NY



Cafe 108

Auburn, NY

Moro’s Table

Auburn, NY

Prison City Pub & Brewery

Auburn, NY

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For more recommendations about places to stay and eat and for more stuff to do, check out the County tourism website.

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Thank you to our program supporters and sponsors!

Support provided by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor's Office and the New York State Legislature.