Astronomy Experiences

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Join us for a Star Walk Experience!

Adult: $10 • Youth: $8 • Children 5 and Under: FREE!

See what lies beyond our solar system with our high end telescopes! Our team of experts will take you on virtual tour of the night sky with live demonstrations and high definition visuals of the night skies!

Call 807-473-2344 for your private booking today!

Tickets are available in the Visitor Centre 30 minutes prior to the programs start time. Advanced tickets available by calling 807-473-2344 Monday to Friday. Arrive early, as space is limited.

Educational Programs Include:

  • Active, hands-on learning 
  • Encounters with telescopes, meteors, multimedia and ideas that motivate and inspire students 
  • Interdisciplinary learning across the curriculum 

Programs are based on documented research and are linked to the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum expectations. Our skilled facilitators help participants achieve their learning goals through hands-on activities that make learning fun! 

2016 DTAO Experience Guide CoverDownload or browse our Observatory Experience Guide or Education Program Guide to learn more about these programs. Our goal is to meet your students’ learning needs, so if you’re looking for something not listed here, call 807-473-2344 to inquire about a custom program for your class.

Experience Times

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 10pm to 12am

Tours of the Universe

Thursdays & Saturdays 
10pm to 12am

Stimulate your senses on a journey through the cosmos! Explore the subatomic universe to the very edge of the observable universe through the DTAO's fleet of telescopes, observing galaxies, planets, nebulae and more.

Farming and the Sky

Fridays 10pm to 12am

Did you know that farming played an important role in the development of astronomy? Throughout the ages, farmers have used the cycles of the moon and stars to plan their growing seasons. Join the DTAO astronomers to learn more about how farming shaped the field of astronomy and lend a helping hand down in the historic Fort William garden! 


  • Adult: $10
  • Youth: $8
  • Children 5 and Under: FREE!

Closed for Private Events:

  • Saturday August 5, 2017 
  • Saturday September 23, 2017
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