Eastern Idaho Eclipse


Don’t miss out on this exciting event! This year, southern Idaho is in the direct path of the Total Solar Eclipse. A Total Solar Eclipse is when the moon moves directly in front of the sun, covering it completely for a very short time. This once-in-a-life-time event will be happening Monday, August 21, 2017, and is expected to draw crowds from around the globe. Totality is reached in Idaho Falls at 11:33 a.m. and lasts 1 minute and 48 seconds.

For more information about the Eclipse and Eastern Idaho, check out Eastern Idaho Eclipse, the Idaho Department of Commerce, and the Bureau of Land Management websites.



Protect your eyes!

To view the solar eclipse safely, you MUST wear solar eclipse viewing glasses when the sun is not TOTALLY eclipsed.

Even with glasses on, it is recommended not to look directly at the sun for more than 3 minutes at a time. You can look directly at the sun without glasses ONLY during the brief time when the sun is in total eclipse.


Purchase Solar Eclipse Glasses

The Eastern Idaho Visitor Information Center is selling solar eclipse viewing glasses for only $2.12 per pair. Fill out the form below to reserve your glasses. If you would like an amount of glasses which isn’t offered on the website, call us at (208) 523-1010 or visit 355 River Parkway in Idaho Falls.

Update: We are no longer offering mail orders. Eclipse orders must be picked up at the Visitor Information Center, 355 River Parkway, Idaho Falls, 83402.

Visitor Center will be open Saturday and Sunday for Eclipse Weekend:

Saturday, 8/19/2017: 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday, 8/20/2017: 12 – 5 pm