Astronomy Classes For Kids
The Observatory is home to an online, astronomy-themed kids' club called Cosmic Kids. And below see our special Planet Passports, your by-mail adventure to the solar system and beyond!
Winter Break Camp
Virtual Space Camp
For Grades 2-6
Looking for some excitement to fill winter break? Join the Cincinnati Observatory for our first ever virtual winter break camp! We will learn about space, do some citizen science and create some out of this world crafts.
The Observatory will provide all the supplies your camper needs. Supplies can be picked up from the Observatory or mailed.
Pick up supplies at the Observatory: $60
Have supplies mailed to you: $90
Extra camper (same household): $15
Each day we will meet using Zoom from 10am-noon, take a break for lunch from noon-1pm, and then we will meet again from 1pm-3pm.
Scholarships are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org a 1 page description of why you want to attend camp and a letter of recommendation from an adult (teacher, coach, mentor, caregiver)
Cosmic Kids - Online
Virtual Astronomy Club
Geared for Grades K-5th
Join us for a virtual Cosmic Kids after school club in December.
Wednesday, December 9, 4:15-5:00 PM, Space Station and Satellites
Get ready to do some orbiting! In this class we’ll learn about the Space station and satellites that help us discover more about space.
Wednesday, December 16, 4:15-5:00 PM, Pluto: To be or not to be a planet
Join our educators as we learn all about Pluto and the reasons why it’s called a dwarf planet.
These classes are free of charge (donations are appreciated), but registration is required. Each week we’ll send out a link to a Zoom meeting for the class and a list of suggested materials.
Ask the Astronomer - Online Class
Dean Regas Answers All Your Space Questions
Constellation Myths for Kids
Stories in the Stars
Virtual Telescope Tour
Visit the Observatory without leaving your couch!
We will show you the two gigantic and historic telescopes and how they work. Plus we can answer all your space questions.
Open to families, home-schoolers, students schooling at home, and entire classes.
The virtual tour is free but advanced registration is required.
Donations are always welcome.