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Hula and Vermont Construction are honored to name Lund as the beneficiary of fundraising efforts during Totality. As an organization near and dear to Cassidy Petit's heart, Hula is pleased to partner with Vermont Construction in promoting Lund's mission to help children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse.  Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption. We encourage visitors to Totality 2024 to contribute gifts of any size to support this valuable mission.

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On April 8th 2024 at 3:27pm, Burlington will be in the path of totality of a total solar eclipse.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience deserves to be celebrated in an unforgettable way.

Get ready for a multi-day, immersive, activity-filled adventure including a special viewing of the eclipse in a never-before-seen way.

Think giant neighborhood party with an epic eclipse as the backdrop, featuring a super special keynote speaker, art, activities, local food and fun.



April 7th, 3–5 PM SHADOWS OF THE SUN

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Dr. Jack Bacon, a former NASA aerospace engineer, will guide us through a presentation that will enlighten us about the process, the science, and the thrill surrounding a total solar eclipse.

April 8th, 12–5 PM TOTALITY

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Activities around the Hula campus to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. Enjoy food, drinks, music, and the best viewing of the Eclipse that Burlington has to offer.



Both events will be held at Hula’s lakefront campus at
50 Lakeside Drive, Burlington Vermont 05401

April 7th, 3–5 PM SHADOWS OF THE SUN
Hula | Building 50, Reef

April 8th, 12–5 PM TOTALITY
Hula | The Great Lawn + The North Parking Lot



What time is the solar eclipse?

12:00 pm: Gates open

2:14 pm: Partial eclipse begins

3:20 pm: Gates close

3:26 pm: Total eclipse begins

3:27 pm: Maximum eclipse

3:29 pm: Total eclipse ends

4:37 pm: Partial eclipse ends

5:00 pm: Event ends

Do I need tickets?

For Kids: To streamline our planning process and ensure we're prepared to welcome everyone, we've created a special free ticket to Totality just for our littlest attendees. If your child is 5 or under, please add this free ticket to your cart on our ticketing website to help us keep an accurate count of our expected guests.

Please be aware that while we adore our younger audience members, Shadows of the Sun on April 7th is tailored for an adult audience. We want to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and that the content aligns with expectations. We appreciate your understanding and hope you bring the kiddos to the viewing party instead!

For Adults: Click the button below to purchase tickets. We will sell tickets at the door until 3:20 PM unless we sell out before then. Please note that doors will close at 3:20.

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Do I need eclipse glasses?

We will be selling eclipse glasses while supplies last in case you haven’t picked a pair up yet. You can also purchase a pair when you buy tickets. To make the viewing as safe (and fun) as possible, we will be streaming the view of the sun from Dr. Bacon's state-of-the-art telescope onto a large 18'x10' screen. Prepare to witness the eclipse like never before, observing sun flares and moon craters on the screen in remarkable detail.

As a reminder, looking directly at the sun is very dangerous. For more info, Seven Days has put together an article on safe viewing: How to Protect Your Vision While Viewing the Eclipse

Where do I park?

Parking will be scarce throughout the city of Burlington for the entire weekend. You can learn more about parking options through the Burlington City Arts website here.

Parking will be available at Hula for members and visitors.

For Visitors: Parking will be available on campus at 50 Lakeside Ave. for ticket holders of Shadows of the Sun on April 7th. Paid parking will be available at our 125 Lakeside Ave. lot for Totality on April 8th.

For members- Parking in the on-campus lot will be unavailable from Friday, April 5th at 8 PM until the morning of Tuesday, 9th. Ticket holders to Shadows of the Sun on April 7th will have access to the on-campus lot from 2:30-6:00 PM.

We encourage everyone to consider alternative modes of transportation. Plus, we have ample space available for bicycles.

Can I bring food and drinks?

Please leave food & drinks at home. We will have plenty of local vendors providing food and beverages on campus.  However, we encourage you to bring water. We ask that you dispose of any waste you create in the correct receptacles.

Is traffic going to be a nightmare?

Burlington city officials have made concerted efforts to manage traffic flow and minimize gridlock during this event. While we cannot guarantee traffic conditions due to uncertainties regarding attendance, rest assured that city planners are working diligently to prioritize safety and efficient travel. Please consider potential traffic delays when planning your journey to ensure a smooth and safe experience.

Are dogs allowed?

Service animals are welcome, and while we absolutely adore our four-legged friends, we kindly ask that you leave your dogs at home for this particular occasion. Though we understand the joy dogs can bring, this event is not suitable for our canine pals this time around. Please know this decision is in the best interest of ensuring everyone's safety and comfort throughout the event.