CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory | Day Out With The Kids

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CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

Cork, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Attraction Information

  • Landmarks icon Landmarks

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory is full of fun and educational activities for everyone, whatever their age, and also has a jam packed calendar of special events to enjoy throughout the year. Plus accompanied children under 5 get in for free!

‘Cosmos at the Castle' will take you on a mind expanding, interactive tour of the universe using large cinema screens and individual touch screens. You will also be given the chance to send a live encoded message towards a distant planet using the Pan Galactic station, and learn about the radio signal that you have just sent into space at the speed of light!

The Comet Chaser game enables you to save Blackrock castle from a comet, learn all about research techniques and space missions, and earn points while you save the earth!

A free Open night is held on the first Friday of every month from 6pm, and offers a great opportunity for family fun, with a number of workshops and activities to take part in. There is so much going on here, it is definitely worth checking online before you visit to see what's on.

“Behind the scenes' dungeon and turret tours take place at set times and help you discover the 400 year history of this castle, from its origins as a river fortification, to its present role as a watchtower of the skies!
A number of space themed Birthday party packages are available too.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Blackrock, Cork, County Cork, IE


Click here to visit CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory's website
021 4326120

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm Last admission is at 4.00pm.


Adults: €6.50 Students, Seniors and Children (5-14 years): €4.50 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children): €18.00 Children under 5 go free!


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