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Field Trips & Virtual Field Trips

Kid looking up with googles on

In-Person Field Trips

There is nothing quite like experiencing the Observatory in person.  We like nothing more than share tours of a working observatory in the heart of Cincinnati. The telescopes are just so cool!  But safety is foremost on our minds.  We plan to return to in-person programming and field trips to the Observatory this spring.

Field trips include a brief presentation on a topic of your choice followed by a tour of the buildings. Weather permitting, you can also safely see the Sun safely through telescopes. Programs last 60-75 minutes and perfect for 1-2 classrooms at a time.

Thanks to several generous funders, we are able to offer a portion of our Youth Outreach programming, including busing, free of charge to underserved students throughout the Tri-state, based on their school's free and reduced lunch rate. To inquire if your school may qualify, please email us at

To schedule an field trip, try our Program Request Page 

Top of Observatory building

Virtual Field Trips

Visit the Observatory from the comfort of your own school! (or home)  Follow our staff around the buildings and up into the domes where they show off our two gigantic and historic telescopes.  You'll see how they work, how to open and spin the roof, and explore a working observatory.

To schedule a virtual field trip, fill out our Online Program Request Page 

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