It’s been almost two decades since the Kellogg Observatory located at the top of the Buffalo Museum of Science has been open to the public. But that all changes this weekend, as the Museum is set to reopen the Observatory alongside a weekend-long celebration.
On both Saturday and Sunday, guests will be able to enjoy extended hours-- from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.-- of the newly renovated space.
There will also be astronomy-related activities, planetarium shows and food trucks during lunch and dinner hours. The Observatory viewing will be first-come, first-serve beginning at 9 p.m.
The Museum has raised $6.5 million to renovate seven science studios. An additional $1.2 million went towards an eighth science studio and the restoration of the Kellogg Observatory.
Erie County donated $500,000 to the project in order to install an elevator and extend the fourth-floor staircase to the roof making it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Former Buffalo Museum of Science President Ernst Both will be honored through the renaming of the historic Lundin telescope to “E.E. Both Memorial Telescope.”
Tickets for the event:
$9 Children (ages 2-17)
$9 Students with ID
$9 Military with ID
$9 Seniors (age 62+)
FREE for Museum Members and kids under 2 years