Kirkwood Observatory2 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 727 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47405, United States
- Timings: 09:00 pm - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8128557736
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids
Kirkwood Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Bloomington and is owned by Indiana University. The telescope is now used regularly for events and occasionally for undergraduate-level classes and is open to the public on Wednesdays. If you do visit Bloomington visit this destination and have a different experience.
Entrance Ticket Details For Kirkwood Observatory
- Entry is free every Wednesday.
Kirkwood Observatory Hours
- Timing can be known locally or through the official website.
How to Reach Kirkwood Observatory
- Buses from Indiana & 4th @ Law School can be taken.
- Taxis and rentals are available all over the city.
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Kirkwood Observatory Reviews & Ratings
On Wednesday nights, the public can come for free to view something different each time through the old telescope from 1908. Just show up after sun down. It's run by the astronomy department students and is good for kids and families, as well as a date! I've seen Saturn, the moon, and other stars through their scope.
So much fun! A great free family adventure. Head to the observatory to see some amazing space objects close up.
We came for an open house. You can't see all that far with the telescope but it is a fun experience. The people working the open house were friendly and knowledgeable.
Like the stars say (no pun intended, but neither do I apologize for it), "it was okay." I went to see Mars and have to tell you, it was a big slushy dot! I shaved my legs for THAT? But it's a cool old building with a lot of nostalgic appeal for people who are captivated by history, I'll give it that.
This is a really cool observatory, and it's very accessible!