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Family Astronomy Workshops

Family Astronomy Workshops

Want to know more about how to use a telescope and explore the night sky? Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a workshops that will help you and your family do just that!

Upcoming Family Astronomy Workshops:


Gen. Public: $20
Members: $15
AstroKids: $5

To register for this event please call 803.898.4999 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Night-Sky and Telescope Viewing 101

Sat., July 28 from 8 – 11 p.m.

If you or your family wants to learn more about the night sky, this workshop is a great place to get started. Learn how to navigate the night sky and the basics of telescope observing. You’ll assemble your own star wheels and learn how to use them to find stars and constellations. We’ll then show you what you can see in a small telescope.

If you have a telescope, feel free to bring it for an opportunity to practice telescope viewing with guidance from State Museum astronomy educators. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll experience the basics of telescope observing in an indoor format.

Plus, weather permitting, guests will be able to view the planet Mars. On this night, Mars will be at its closest approach to Earth until the year 2035!

Each ticket includes a night-vision friendly red flashlight to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but parents and/or chaperones do NOT need to purchase tickets.

Not a member? Join today!

AstroKids Club

Have a budding astronomy enthusiast in your family? Or a child interested in space and the universe around us? The AstroKids Club comes with great perks and benefits for your child and will encourage learning and fun as they explore space like never before. Exclusively for State Museum members, this new add-on club is for children 5-12.

Learn More!