A telescope is a great gift for a young person interested in the night sky. These beginner telescopes have cool features and can be enjoyed by kids with no prior experience in astronomy. We’ve picked the ideal telescopes for beginners - for young kids right through to teenagers. The right telescope can foster a lifelong passion for the hobby and science. Best of all, the whole family can enjoy the sights together.
IQCREW® Kids Build and Learn Optical Experiment Telescope Kit and Science Guide
Stimulate your child’s interest in astronomy with this 30-piece telescope kit. The IQCrew Kids Build and Learn Optical Experiment Telescope Kit gives your child the chance to both build and learn about three different types of telescopes, lenses, Galileo, the solar system, and much more. Included in the kit is a 68-page booklet with detailed instructions for each exercise to learn about the night sky in depth. The booklet also includes a 14-page full color story on the life of Galileo. Work with your child through the book or allow them to learn independently, this Build and Learn Optical Experiment telescope kit provides hours of entertainment and STEM education.
IQCREW 35X-525X 70MM F/10 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE WITH 2-SECTION ALTAZIMUTH TRIPOD
The 70mm refractor telescope is an excellent choice for a beginner astronomer and a superb STEM toy for your child. With enough light for you to view the moon, Mars, and Saturn, this telescope is sure to encourage your child’s interest in astronomy. Extend the telescope’s reach even farther with the included 3x Barlow lens for triple magnification, which will provide the strength to view Jupiter’s moons and the rings around Saturn! Gift your child the opportunity to delve into the world of astronomy with a powerful, lightweight telescope certain to entertain and educate.
IQCrew Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
If you are looking for a high-quality reflector telescope that is easily transportable, the IQCrew tabletop Dobsonian telescope is the perfect choice. With its compact and lightweight design, the telescope fits well on any desktop. Study the stars with your child from home or easily take your telescope to the beach or camping. With a 76mm aperture and 300mm focal length, this model is perfect for moongazing. Use the 2x Barlow lens to view peaks and craters on the moon. The simple and easy-to-use design makes this model one of the best telescopes for beginner astronomers.
20X-30X-40X 170x60mm Tabletop Telescope
Become an expert ornithologist with the 20X-30X-40X 170x60mm Tabletop Telescope. This compact telescope is perfect for beginners who enjoy birdwatching. With three magnifications (20x, 30x, 40x) and an included tripod, your child will be able to enjoy observing nature for any vantage point. Install your telescope on a tabletop at home or take it into nature. Simple, clear, and easy-to-use, this telescope is one of the best telescopes for kids.
AMSCOPE-KIDS 15-150X 300X70MM COMPACT TELESCOPE
With this lightweight telescope and tripod for beginner astronomers, your child will be easily encouraged to learn about the night sky. The AmScope kids’ compact telescope has a magnification range between 15x to 150x. Study the stars from any vantage point with this easy-to-use and mobile telescope. Whether set up in your house, backyard or on top of a mountain, this model provides the perfect introduction to astronomy for your child. It is no wonder the compact telescope is one of our best sellers and an excellent STEM toy.
AMSCOPE-KIDS 350X 700x60mm Telescope
Start your child’s journey into astronomy with the AmScope Kids 350x 700x60mm telescope. With 73x light-gathering power and 3x Barlow lens magnification, this telescope is lightweight and superpowered, ready for exploration of the night sky! Included with this telescope is an adjustable aluminum tripod perfect for home or travel. Whether you are observing from home or going camping, this model is one of the best telescopes for beginners.
IQCREW 35X-350X 76mm Reflector Telescope
With a 76mm aperture (700mm focal length), this telescope gives your child the chance to clearly explore the moon’s craters, dozens of galaxies, star clusters, nebulae and more! With a 2x Barlow lens to double the magnification, your child can view Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings. Fitted to an altazimuth two-axis mount for support and rotation both vertically and horizontally, this telescope is the perfect tool for young astronomers and one of the best telescopes on the market.
AMSCOPE-KIDS 45-450X 900x60mm Telescope
The AmScope Kids 45-450X 900x60mm Telescope is one of the best telescopes for kids due to its lightweight design. With a magnification range of 45x – 450x, this telescope gives your child the chance to explore the night sky in depth. It has a 900mm focal length and 60mm aperture. Included is a 45.5" aluminum tripod which features an azimuth-control dial and an altitude-adjustment knob for fine-tuning the positioning. If you’re looking to spark your child’s interest in astronomy or further their studies, this telescope offers just that!
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