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Membership Benefits

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Cincinnati Observatory, in addition to helping to support the Nation's Oldest Public Observatory. These benefits include:

  • Free admission to the year-round Astronomy Thursday/Friday programs
  • Free admission to the historic landmark buildings and permanent collection
  • Access to our telescope loan program
  • Discounts on special events, programs and classes
  • Member’s meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 pm
  • Free admission to the year-round Astronomy Thursday/Friday program
  • Discounts in the Gift Shop

To give membership as a gift, please contact us

Membership Levels

To join, Click Here  or you can complete a Mail In Form. For more details on the different levels and benefits click the level name below 

Cost: $40

Who: One Adult 

Benefits: All Plus access to our library lending

Cost: $60

Who: Two Adults + children under 18 in household

Benefits: All plus discounted Cosmic Kids admission

Cost: $100

Who: Family 

Benefits: All plus Observatory postcard set & two guest passes for any Astronomy Evening

Cost: $250          

Who: Family

Benefits: All plus 4 guest passes to Members-Only events/program/classes   

Mitchel Society Leadership Level

Cost: $500           

  • All plus one privately guided, one hour Observatory tour for up to 10 guests
  • Invitation to annual Mitchel Society Autumn Equinox reception

Cost: $1,000

  • All plus one privately guided, two hour Observatory tour for up to 20 guests  
  • Unlimited guest passes upon request.