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Virtual and In-Person Field Trips

Top of Observatory building

Virtual Field Trips Now Available

Visit the Observatory from the comfort of your own 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 

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 group sizes are limited to 14 people.   

New for 2021: Free admission for schools! All school and community center field trips are free thanks to a grant from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.  We can even pay for buses! 

To schedule an field trip, try our Program Request Page 

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