Are you ready, Rochester?

Saturday, april 6 | Sunday, April 7 | Monday, April 8*

Pre-sale tickets available now!

Your pre-sale ticket includes admission to the RMSC Museum & Science Center + the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Glasses are not included in admission.

Tickets are non-refundable.


Rmsc members receive free admission to the festival!

Register in advance by calling 585.271.4320 or email to receive the member discount.

This event is first come, first served. The RMSC cannot guarantee member admission unless you have registered in advance.

Visitors may apply qualifying tickets from their festival purchase towards a full-year membership to the RMSC.*

*Valid up to April 30, 2024. Inquire at or 585.271.4320.

group rate info

ROC the Eclipse Group Reservations

Festival group rates are available for groups over 20! All group ticket requests must be made by March 28, 2024 and will not be available for purchase the day of the event. To purchase group rate tickets, please fill out the form below. – The group rate is $15 per person for groups of 20 or more people. – Non-refundable payment in full is due at the time of reservation. – Group rate applies to one-day passes only. There is no 3-day pass group rate.

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What does the 3-day festival include?

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Events & activities. Lots of ’em.

  • Dozens of Rochester exhibitors with hands-on activities
  • Solar telescope viewing
  • Planetarium shows (included with admission!)
  • Live stage entertainment
  • ASL and spanish interpreters on site all weekend
  • A Post eclipse concert!
  • And much more!

Join experts at our stages and auditoriums to explore the topics such as astronomy, the geology of the moon, science education, and more!

  • Dr. Phil Plait
  • Cate Larsen, AKA Groovy Geologist
  • And more to be announced!

Space is limited, speaker events are first come, first-served.

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After dark: Galactic Getdown*

  • Silent disco in the planetarium
  • a galactic menu at the cash bar
  • Planetarium shows (included with admission!)
  • space trivia
  • Speakers from astronomy on tap
  • And much more!

*Ticketing for this event is not included in Festival admission.

We’ll have Rochester favorites on site along with everything you need to comfortably spend your time with the RMSC throughout this eventful weekend.

  • Eat Greek
  • Chef’s Catering
  • Rob’s Kabob
  • Al Dente Mobile

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Merch! We’ve got you covered (literally).

This once-in-a-generation Rochester celestial event is something that you and your loved ones will never forget. We’ve got all of the swag you need to remember this event (and stay warm!) for years to come.

RMSC Eclipse glasses are now on sale at the RMSC Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center–while supplies last!

VIP kick off! Start the celebration with us

This VIP event (21+) invites science lovers, space enthusiasts, and RMSC supporters to enjoy a night at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium to celebrate the kick off to the ROC The Eclipse Festival leading up to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, guest speakers, and Planetarium shows!


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Yes! You can buy them at the RMSSC gift shop, Strasenburgh Planetarium box office, and the Cumming Nature Center gift shop for $2.50 per pair. We suggest buying your glasses as soon as possible to avoid lines the week-of.

Yes! If you want to order more than 1,000 glasses, please reach out to us at

Look for the manufacturer on the back of the pair of glasses. If you buy them through the RMSC, Livingston County, local organizations listed on, or of any of the manufacturers and resellers mentioned on under Eye Safety, you’ll be in good hands (or glasses, rather).

You can learn more about safe solar viewing methods at

Hard no. DO NOT USE REGULAR SUNGLASSES! They’re not strong enough to observe the sun and can lead to eye damage. We recommend either using approved eclipse glasses, solar filters, or creating a pinhole viewer to project an image on the ground.

Learn more

Absolutely! As long as they haven’t been scratched or damaged.

Yes! We have mugs, posters, shirts, hoodies, hats, moon stress balls, and more! RMSC eclipse merch can be found online here.

Visit and/or join our mailing list.

The eclipse will still happen! It will get dark out (possibly even more noticeable), the temperature will drop by 10 degrees Fahrenheit, and animals will think it is nighttime. It will still be a notable, multi-sensory experience to witness. We’ll still be celebrating here at the RMSC no matter what!

We don’t organize them ourselves, but we recommend checking out our friends at Visit Rochester online for more information on the hotels in the region.

We’ll be hosting a 3-day festival with immersive hands-on activities, speakers, live entertainment, telescopes, continuous eclipse planetarium shows, community exhibitors, food, and more! It will cover the entire RMSC grounds (both inside and outside). We’re anticipating several thousands of attendees per day.

Purchases are non-refundable. We do not accept re-sale tickets.

Yes! You can contact our Guest Services team at or 585.271.4320.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but not required. To save time at the register, you can contact our Guest Services team at 585.271.4320 to receive the member discount and register in advance.

The Eisenhart building & Auditorium will be free and open to the public during the festival.

We are currently working with the city to organize this and will have updates to this answer in February!


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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Jen Gallo, Event Coordinator, at