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13765 Staring Lake Parkway Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Admission: $7.00
Most programs are $7/pp and are for ages 8+
Find programs in the City’s seasonal Activities Brochures
Please note: The Staring Lake Observatory is not open to the public except for scheduled programs and events.

Eden Prairie’s Staring Lake Observatory in Staring Lake Park was a gift from the Minnesota Astronomical Society. The 9-foot tall, 16-inch Cassegrain telescope is one of the largest telescopes in the state of Minnesota. The city hosts public astronomy programs throughout the year at the observatory. This can make a fun family outing when studying astronomy or with kids who are interested in space in general.

Star Watch Astronomy at Staring Lake Observatory

Star Watch Astronomy at Staring Lake Observatory

Star Watch Astronomy programs are pre-scheduled on select dates year round and go forward rain or shine. If the sky is clear, the observatory roof will be open for viewing. If the weather is cloudy, a large LCD screen in the Outdoor Center is used to simulate a night sky. An astronomer leads each event and is available to explain what you are seeing and answers questions.

Programs are usually $7.00 per person and are recommended for ages 8+. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the current weather and bring binoculars for additional viewing. Find and register for upcoming programs on Eden Prairie’s website.

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