One of the best secrets of the Cincinnati Parks is the Wolff Planetarium located at the Trailside Nature Center in Burnet Woods.
This Spitz model A-1 planetarium was purchased in 1950, and is the oldest planetarium west of the Allegheny Mountains. Twenty adults can sit under the twelve foot dome to view the stars in all seasons and all latitudes. If you are going on a trip to the southern hemisphere or the arctic circle, we can even give you a preview of any stars you might see from Earth. As well as being one of the oldest planetariums, the Wolff Planetarium may also be the most low-tech. There are no prerecorded programs here. The journey through the stars is led by an experienced naturalist who knows diverse myths and obscure facts about the stars. Audience participation is greatly encouraged and laughing at bad star jokes is required for admission. Always live! Always interactive! Always fun!Show more