Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024

2024 Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024 is a big day!! Niagara Falls State Park is expected to be a very popular place to check out this once-in-a-lifetime event, and so we have put together some FAQ's to help you plan!

For more information about the eclipse, including viewing safety tips, please click here (PDF - requires Adobe® Reader®)

Keep checking back for updates and more information as it becomes available.

2024 Solar Eclipse


Q: Do I need a ticket to see the eclipse?
A: No. Tickets are not needed for the general viewing areas.

Q: What time should I arrive at the Park?
A: We expect thousands of people in the Park that day, so please plan to arrive early. Weather may limit access to some areas, so we suggest early arrival to find a place to see the eclipse.

Q: Will the attractions be open?
A: The Cave of the Winds Experience will be open from 9am to 6:15pm (last ticket sold) Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8.

The Maid of the Mist will be dependent on weather conditions. Stay tuned to this site for updates.

Q: Where is the best place to see the eclipse in the Park?
A: Any of the main viewing areas in the Park will be great! Terrapin Point, Prospect Point, and Luna Island will be very popular. However, be aware that because the eclipse is happening in April, snow and ice may limit access to some of these areas. Park staff will assess safety and allow access as able.

Q: Where can I park?
A: Parking Lot 1 and 2 will be open for passenger vehicles until full. Lot 3 will be dedicated to tour buses. There will be plenty of parking throughout the city which is walking distance to the Park.

Q: Where can I stay?
A: Rooms in the City of Niagara Falls are limited at this point, but visit for a list of options.

Q: Where can I eat?
A: There will be food available in the Park but please visit for a list of additional options.

Q: Will you be providing glasses for viewing the eclipse?
A: A limited amount may be available in the Park. We suggest you procure approved glasses prior to the eclipse so that you are not disappointed.

Q: Are there any special events happening in the Park during the eclipse?
A: We are thrilled to be hosting NASA from April 4-8 in the park and all throughout the city. Stay tuned here and at for up-to-date event listings.

Q: How can I attend the eclipse as a working member of the media?
A: You can email Angela Berti at for information on obtaining credentials



Map of Niagara Falls State Park
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