Field Trips

Teachers! Bring your class to the University of Alberta Observatory! Free visits for school groups and other education-oriented groups.

Teachers, give your students a chance to look through telescopes! Your class can visit either during the daytime (to view the Sun) or the evening. There is no charge for this field trip, however you are responsible for arranging and paying for transportation to the University.



Astronomy is a science that easily captures the imagination of children and can serve as a gateway to help a child develop interests in all areas of science. Our goal is to encourage active learning through exploration of topics set by the Alberta curriculum guidelines. In particular, we can help you meet the learning goals of Unit C Sky Science in Science 6 and Unit E Space Exploration in Science 9.

Teachers of other grades and leaders of other education-oriented groups are also welcome. We do not recommend observatory visits for grades younger than grade 3.

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