Cincinnati Observatory

Regular admission to the Cincinnati Observatory is $5/person for daytime history tours and approx. $10/adult and $5/child younger than 18 for astronomy evenings.

  • Open for daytime tours Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at noon, 1pm, and 2pm. Nighttime programs are held on select dates monthly (see the link below for the current offering).
  • Location: (Map It) 3489 Observatory Place in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-321-5186
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Cincinnati Observatory in Cincinnati:  Come see the stars. And I don’t mean Hollywood’s. Hey, you may even make a discovery of a new planet, see a meteor, or just star-gaze at the constellations. In any case, Cincinnati Observatory was the first professional observatory in the country.  Situated atop the rolling hillsides of Mt.Lookout, the Observatory is home to the world’s oldest telescope still in use nightly by the general public. Two picturesque National Historic Landmark buildings feature one designed in 1873 by Samuel Hannaford, which complements the institution’s park-like setting.

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