Bruneau Dunes Observatory in Idaho’s Bruneau Dunes State Park will
reopen from mid-March to mid-October. // © Idaho Parks and Recreation
Bruneau Dunes Observatory, one of only two public observatories in Idaho, will reopen to the public in March after closure during the winter season. Situated on the beautiful Bruneau Dunes State Park, the observatory offers guests a unique, up-close view of the Idaho night sky.
After March, the Observatory will be open to guests through mid-October on Friday and Saturday nights. After watching a short orientation video, visitors will have an opportunity to look at the clear night sky through the observatory’s collection of telescopes. The cost of admission is $3 per person, and children under 6 years of age are free.The Bruneau Dunes State Park and visitors’ center is open year-round and features sand dunes, lakes and marshland, serving as a great destination for visitors to swim, camp, hike, fish and bird watch. There is also a nine-mile horse riding trail and an Equestrian area allowing guests to camp with their horses. In addition to these recreational opportunities, the Bruneau Dunes State Park offers educational exhibits and programs.