Detroit Observatory

4.8 Currently Closed
  • Address: 1398 E Ann Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109, United States
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  • Timings: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

The Detroit Observatory retails its original 19th-century telescope and is currently open to visitors who want to see the 950 mm telescope. The observatory itself is built in Greek Revival style and currently is a part of the Bentley Historical Library. After a restoration of the building in 1998, the building is still just like the original which makes it not just a scientific attraction but also a historically significant place. If you are in time for a special astral event, try to check if the observatory has any viewing nights coming up during your stay in the city.

Detroit Observatory Hours

  • The place is open on select Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to see the telescopes but for a schedule of viewing night, visit the official website.

How to Reach Detroit Observatory

  • By Bus: Cardiovascular Center
  • By Taxi
  • On foot

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  • Detroit Observatory Address: 1398 E Ann Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109, United States
  • Detroit Observatory Timing: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Detroit Observatory(preferred time): 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Detroit Observatory: 00:30 Mins
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Detroit Observatory Reviews & Ratings

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  • Awesome architecture, getting ready to go through a renovation that improve it's usefulness.

  • It's a truly magnificent collection! Touring the facility, learning, and viewing the moon through the Victorian telescope is a very enriching experience.

  • Wonderful experience. Beautiful building even from the outside but a real treat to be inside such a historic building, with very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Clear skies meant a viewing through the 17ft Fitz Refractor.

  • Actual Victorian era telescope right on main campus. An interesting experience. Very friendly guides.

  • Just to much walking

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