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Good for kids. That giant telescope is really cool! I learned lots of "spacey stuff!" Go when it's... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Ryan T
Great night and lecture

Great night thanks to the wonderful volunteers and speaker. Would definitely recommend visiting on... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Alex Y
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Good for kids. That giant telescope is really cool! I learned lots of "spacey stuff!" Go when it's cooler though because when I went there were tons of bugs :P

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Great night thanks to the wonderful volunteers and speaker. Would definitely recommend visiting on a Speaker Night.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alex Y
Reviewed 7 August 2018

In PowerPoint presentation, the voice of speaker through PA system was unclear. Those sitting at back rows have difficulty to see the text and diagrammes.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The Park is located off of 16th Ave and is separated from the Observatory by a fence. Its kind of hidden behind the Elvis Stojko Arena but its an interesting quiet and "hidden" place. The park has model of the solar system and its quite...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Topher E
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A once beloved place to view the stars, the Observatory is now bought out by the Metrus Group who are building on 40 hectares of greenspace. The telescope will stay apparently. Where there was once many trees and beautiful wildlife, in a blink of an...More

Date of experience: June 2017
14  Thank Trudy M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This place sadly needs a lot of professional guidance, up keep, and a stated purpose on what it is trying to educate.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Chungsen L
astroKaren, Public Relations Manager at David Dunlap Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Unfortunately the observatory has sat empty since last August while we wait for the town of Richmond Hill to make decisions on its future operations. Please consider providing a review when the site is operational.

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It was a most interesting visit. We got to see the vacuum chamber used to re-coat the mirror and behind the scenes on how they get equipment up and down. We also visited the library and the workshop. All in all a great tour of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Ersin5
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice and educated staff will take time to explain and guide you. Bring kids if they can be quiet for 1 hour or so.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank White B
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Dunlap Observatory has an interesting history; it costs little to get there and to enjoy the night. The grounds are gorgeous and a great place to picnic or just stroll around. A great place to take the family, a date, or some folks that...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mccleary2015
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I remember going here as a child on starry nights, as a teenager and even in the many years that have recently past. But to drive by now and see the land and what they have done, is crazy!! A large forest completely wiped out....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Mellyjd
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13 October 2016|
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Response from Mellyjd | Reviewed this property |
I think they only do special nights like meteor showers and such. Well they used to. Haven't seen them open in a long time. It's such a shame.
20 July 2016|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
They have a summer schedule via ticket sales Try their web site No websites allowed in answers here :/ their site is with theddo and a Canadian domain check under schedule