While Cahokia Mounds is not in the path of totality, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site beginning roughly around 12:43 PM CT., on April 8, 2024. From our viewpoint, the entire partial eclipse will last just over 2-hours. To view the complete corona of the eclipse you MUST be in the path of totality. The Interpretive Center (museum) exhibits and gallery will remain closed for most of 2024 for major mechanical renovations. However, the museum lobby and gift shop will be open to the public this day from 9 AM – 4 PM.
Whether you are viewing this event from Cahokia Mounds or traveling to a totality destination you will NEED appropriate protective eyewear and we have the ones just for you! Also, don’t miss all of our limited edition commemorative eclipse-branded souvenirs including, t-shirts, lapel pins, bumper stickers, beanies, bandannas, holographic post cards, magnets, patches, and glow-in-the-dark temporary tattoos. Scroll down to see what we have to offer.