Evansville Region Prepares for Solar Eclipse


2024 Great American Eclipse Press Conference 

Evansville Region Prepares for Solar Eclipse

Evansville, IN – April 3, 2023 – Community planning across the Tri State is underway for the total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8, 2024. Visit Evansville and the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science will host a press conference to commemorate the nearly one-year mark before this historic and rare celestial display passes over the region.

The media event will take place on Thursday, April 6 at 10 AM in the Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium at the Evansville Museum. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will address guests and members of the press, speaking of early preparations being made and events that will be held throughout the area leading up to and during the solar eclipse.

Along with Mayor Winnecke, Colorado-based astrophysicist, Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, will offer scientific insights into the solar eclipse phenomenon. Dr. Bennett will be in Evansville as part of a three-day visit to the area as the Museum’s Scientist in Residence. Visit Evansville hopes to capitalize on this natural event which has been known to draw visitors to destinations that lie in the path of totality. “Evansville and surrounding areas will experience approximately 3 minutes of totality on April 8, 2024. With numerous amenities and activities, along with easy accessibility for travelers, our community is the ideal location to watch the eclipse. We encourage those visiting us to participate in the event, as well as locals hosting friends and family, to arrive early and make it a long weekend to enjoy everything Evansville has to offer,” said Alexis Berggren, Visit Evansville’s President & CEO.

What: 2024 Great American Eclipse Press Conference 

When: Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 10 AM 

Where: Evansville Museum, 411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713 

About Visit Evansville 

Visit Evansville is the official sales and marketing agency for tourism in Evansville, Indiana and Vanderburgh County.  Visit Evansville is dedicated to marketing and supporting local hotels and attractions and enhancing the area’s economy by selling the region as a premier destination for conventions, meetings, sports events, leisure, and business.  Additionally, Visit Evansville operates the Evansville Sports Complex, a state-of-the-art, multi-use sports facility, home to Deaconess Sports Park and Goebel Soccer Complex.