Total Eclipse of the Farm

August 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
99 Victor Rd
Fairport, NY 14450

Looking forward to the solar eclipse? What if we said that you could watch it with a goat? Join us on Monday, August 21 from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. for an experience like no other! Gather your family, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the eclipse with a farmyard friend. We will have popcorn, water and glow-in-the-dark t-shirts for sale, and plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy the show!

Due to the interest in the event and excitement surrounding the partial eclipse, we strongly recommend bringing your own pair of safety glasses if you are able to purchase them prior to the event. Please note: in order to watch the eclipse, you must be wearing protective eyewear.

The eclipse will begin around 1:00 p.m. and will continue until around 3:50 p.m.

RSVP Today


A. Lollypop Farm- Farm Walk, Grassy Knoll (near Elmer) and the Petting Area.
A. We are asking people to RSVP “attending” on the Facebook event page. However, this is not required. This will just help us gauge an idea of how many people are attending.
A. No. This is a free event, open to the public.
A. Eclipse Glasses are recommended for looking at the sun.

However, if you are unable to find eclipse glasses, you could make a pinhole eclipse projector. (There are many different ways to do this, and you can find information on the internet. We posted a video tutorial in the Facebook event page.)

We have a pinhole eclipse viewer available at the front desk, and they will also be available the day of the event. (You may also download the pinhole eclipse viewer here.)

Sunglasses are not safe for solar eclipse viewing.

A. NO! You will burn your eyes and could have eye damage. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT ECLIPSE GLASSES!
A. We will have popcorn for sale for $1 in the barn classroom the day of the event. Water is for sale in the gift shop and there is a drinking fountain available in the hallway.

People are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks. However, food is not be allowed in the petting areas.

A. This is an informal event and you will not need to check in. You are welcome to visit the adoption areas, or just go out to the farm area and find a space to sit.
A. This is a family friendly event. Children are required to have a parent or guardian present and must be supervised at all times. Please do not leave your child unattended.

  • Eclipse Glasses or a Pinhole Eclipse Projector (REQUIRED)
  • Lawn Chair (optional- but recommended as there is no seating available outside)</li?