Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

Join us for an evening of out-of-this-world astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Night Skies in the Observatory is a monthly stargazing event connecting guests to celestial objects in the night sky including stars, planets, and nebulae using telescopes in Bloom Observatory or at Ben’s Starlight Lounge on our 5th-floor rooftop observation deck, featuring a cash bar.

Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live presentation on astronomy or space science, hands-on astronomy activities, and continuous telescopic observing all evening (weather permitting). The program is staffed with knowledgeable observers, and free star maps are provided.


222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States


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7 - 10 pm