David Dunlap Observatory March Break Programs

March 15, 2020

March 20, 2020


David Dunlap Observatory, Hillsview Drive, Richmond Hill


Events Description

Experience the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium and enjoy stargazing and family crafts in our exciting programs.


Who is it for?
family-kids – Programs age varies according to activity


Tickets : $20.00
How to get tickets?
Buy Online


Date & Time:


Sun, Mar 15, 2020 | 2pm to 3pm — Space Fun: Come out and use your imagination to experience space and all the wonders it has to offer. Through crafts, games, stories and songs about the seasons and nighttime sky, your child?s creativity will run wild. All activities will be held in the Administration Building. Adult participation is required.

Mar 16, 2020 | 1pm to 3pm — Astro Crafts: Join us to learn about the various constellations that we see in the nighttime sky and the stories how they got their names. Participants will have an opportunity to draw and create their own constellations. Craft materials will be provided. Parent participation is required.

Mar 17, 2020 | 1pm to 3pm — Cosmic Detectives: Learn how to navigate the nighttime sky to discover its hidden treasures. This program teaches participants to recognize the major constellations in the nighttime sky and know the locations for some of the universe?s most dreamlike objects, such as black holes, nebulae, galaxies and globular star clusters. We will show the nighttime sky in a simulated program and participants will be encouraged to find the stars and galaxies.

Mar 18, 2020 | 7pm to 8:30pm — Up in the Sky: This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season. The events and phenomena will be explained using simple language, with recommendations about how best to observe and photograph them.

Mar 20, 2020 | 6pm to 8pm — Make your Own Telescope: This program teaches basic Optics. Participants will learn how light bends and reflects, how lenses, mirrors and telescopes work .Then, participants will make their own telescope with simple material (that will be provided) and they will use it to study the Planets and the Moon.

Venue: David Dunlap Observatory (DDO), 123A Hillsview Drive, Richmond Hill

Free Parking

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