Special Tours and
The Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory is a private, nonprofit, all volunteer educational institution supported by donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Observatory provides facilities, guidance, and inspiration for astronomical study and research to people of all ages and levels of skill. Interest in, as well as an appreciation of the universe around us, is nurtured through many astronomical activities. The observatory welcomes the opportunity to host any group interested in astronomy. Both Technical and Educational Associates are available to provide informal discussions on many astronomical subjects. Visits may be arranged for either day or evening hours, depending on Observatory availability. School groups, science clubs, Scout troops, and other organizations of modest size are easily accomodated. To arrange a visit, please contact us or call 302-654-6407 between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm Monday - Friday.
**Group sizes should be kept to about 25 due to the size of our planetarium. Larger groups can be accommodated with special arrangements. Please note that we are not a handicapped accessible facility.
A donation of $3 for children and $5 for adults is requested.
Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions as the observations are outdoors. Clear skies will result in chilly to cold nights.