Already have plans to view the Blue Moon this weekend? No? Then head to the Cincinnati Observatory!

When two full moons occur in a calendar month, the second one is nicknamed a “Blue Moon.” The Moon doesn’t actually turn a bluish shade, but it will give you a great excuse to bring your friends and family to the Observatory to watch a Moon-rise and star gaze!

Saturday Mar 31 from 8 – 10 p.m. the Cincinnati Observatory (3489 Observatory Pl Cincinnati) will be open for a Blue Moon party! Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Free for Observatory Members.

Moonrise is at 8:22 p.m. Come enjoy tours of the two Observatory buildings and viewing of the Moon and stars through the telescopes (weather permitting). Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and warm clothes and have a nice evening outside under the Moon.

No reservations are required. This event is great for all ages! For more information, please visit or call (513) 321-5186.

Come share the beauty of the Blue Moon with friends and family!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.