A trip to CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory is filled with fun and educational things to do for kids, families, school groups and science enthusiasts. Below are some of our most popular activities available all year round. We also have a jam-packed schedule of special events!
NEW exhibit area now open to the public
Our award winning all-ages exhibition. Learn about the Universe, extreme life forms on Earth and life in outer space!
Daily at 11:30, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:30
Play The Comet Chaser at Ireland’s first interactive theatre and virtually save the Earth! Part of the Cosmos at the Castle interactive exhibit.
Send an email to the stars from our special interstellar email station and track it through space in real time!
Our professional astronomical observatory, integrated with our public exhibition, makes BCO a unique national astronomy centre.
We host an engaging and exciting range of visiting exhibits through the year at BCO; admission is included with your ticket.
Make your child's next birthday an unforgettable adventure and have an "out of this world" children's party at Blackrock Castle!