Educational programmes

Make a lesson special by having it in a unique environment!

Tartu Old Observatory invites you to enrich your mundane schoolwork in a historical environment with exciting activities using original astronomy equipment and models.

We offer kindergarten and school students:

The educational programmes revolve around celestial objects. In addition to physics (optics, mechanics, astronomy), they also touch upon mathematics and natural science.


The Old Observatory is a great venue for thematic birthday parties, children’s camps and other fun events.

For adult astronomy enthusiast we host educational lectures, thrilling observation nights and summer university courses.

The homepage of the Old Observatory offers useful study materials and links for further reading.

Your journey into space begins here!

Also check the educational programmes of University of Tartu Art Museum, University of Tartu main building and the Crazy Scientist’s Office.