Butterfly House

Our Butterfly House is NOW OPEN for the summer, and will close Sunday, September 1 for the season. Click HERE to learn more!
Hobbs Observatory

Go stargazing at Hobbs Observatory

Imagine the moon, planets, and galaxies appearing larger and brighter than when seen by the naked eye! BCR partners with the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society (CVAS) to bring the knowledge of astronomy and wonder of the night sky to the Chippewa Valley.

Observing Sessions

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series (HOAS) programs are held on the third Saturday of the month (except December) at 8:00 PM in the classroom at Hobbs Observatory.   Programs on various astronomical-related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests.  Programs run 45-60 minutes in length.  Topics can be found in the events calendar.  If skies are clear, public observing follows the program until 11:00 PM in May, June, July, and August and until 10:00 PM all other months.

Hobbs Public Observing sessions are held on all other clear Saturdays from May through October.  Public observing starts about 30-45 minutes after sunset and continues for about two hours or until 11pm, whichever is earlier. 

Note: There is no HOAS program or public observing the Saturday during Northwoods Starfest in August.

For more information on these programs, please contact BCR at (715) 877-2212 or visit