Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium in Indianapolis
Public Tours at the Planetarium in Indy
The Planetarium Show at Holcomb
The Telescope at Holcomb Planetarium and Observatory
Family Night Out at the Planetarium
All in all it was a GREAT night out for everyone. My kids have already asked when we can go again. Throughout the year, the students and staff at Holcomb Observatory focus on different planets and constellations as they begin to appear the the sky. We are looking forward to going back to learn about Jupiter next.
Cost and Fees at Holcomb Observatory
If you plan to visit, here is what you’ll need to know: Cost $5 for children and students and $7 for adults adults. Holcomb Observatory accepts cash and credit cards.
Doors open at 8 p.m. (or 7 p.m. depending on the time of year). The planetarium show starts at 8:30 p.m. and the telescope viewing takes place 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting).
Holcomb Observatory weekend tours are offered year round on MOST Friday and Saturday nights.
The Large telescope and observatory is NOT ADA accessible, but the planetarium has a chair lift. If you call in advance to let them know that you are unable to visit the telescope upstairs, a mobile telescope can be set up for you. No reservations required for public tours on Fridays and Saturdays but Holcomb does offer programs for scouts and other groups, simply call to discuss.
Article and photos by Nicole Orr for Indy with Kids
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