Visit During Daytime Hours
The Cincinnati Observatory is now open for daytime tours!
Daytime tours are held Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at Noon, 1pm, and 2pm. They include both of the Observatory’s buildings and two main telescopes, as well as access to our out-of-this-world gift shop. Weather permitting, there will also be the opportunity for safe solar viewing during the tours.
Daytime tours are $5 per person.
Advanced reservations are required.
Space is limited to 15 visitors per hour as we will follow COVID-19 safety procedures.
COVID-19 Information for Visitors
To better protect the health and safety of our staff and guests, we will ensure the following practices are followed. We are following all protocols set forth by the State of Ohio to minimize the risk of transmission.
Social Distancing: We will follow social distancing guidelines while inside and outside the Observatory by maintaining a six-foot distance between staff and participants during our programs.
Encourage cleanliness: We will clean the public areas, props, and exhibits before and after each program and have hand sanitizer available in each building for program participants.
Limiting numbers: We will follow the State of Ohio guidelines to keep group sizes limited to fewer than 15 guests.
Face Masks: Staff and volunteers will wear face masks during the programs. All visitors must wear face masks inside the buildings. Masks may be provided if you need one.
Staying home when necessary: Please stay home if you feel unwell or display symptoms associated with COVID-19.