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$49.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • ● Spark More Exploration! Discover the world with science & exploration toys designed just for kids to get up close with nature, peer into outer space, and get smart about science
  • ● Durable and lightweight, this real, powerful refractor telescope is perfect for backyard exploring and on-the-go discovery.
  • ● Includes telescope with all glass optics and 18x, 36x, 40x, and 80x magnification, 50 mm objective lens, 2 eyepieces, 2x image erector, and 2-element achromatic objective lens
  • ● A hands-on introduction to astronomy and microbiology! Great for STEM learning, providing experience with key scientific tools and encouraging exploration and discovery.
  • ● Perfect gift for boys & girls ages 8+

Description

With this lightweight and durable telescope, young scientists can explore the natural wonders of Earth or the craters of the moon and beyond. The all-glass optics and magnification from 15x to 45x provide clear, up-close images of birds, animals, distant treetops, as well as celestial objects. PLUS, it's easy to use and perfect for backyard exploring, camping trips, and vacations. Both children and adults will enjoy hours of discovery and observation fun.

The best stem science kit for kids is educational products that stimulate discovery, building, and exploration. For kids age 8+, this Educational Insights STEM toy introduces primary science activity skills in a hands-on manner, including exploring the night sky. This product in combination with other popular science toys including chemistry sets, science kits for rocks, crystals, and fossils, and toy machines with gears allows kids to develop interests in the science world around them! Whether as a holiday or birthday gift for kids or part of a homeschool curriculum, DIY science, smart lab toys, building sets, and engineering experiments offer hours of educational learning and action.

At Educational Insights we've been helping kids learn through play for the last 60 years. We take great pride in working with experts in many distinct fields—from scientists to teachers to artists—to ensure that our products are always the very best they can be. We see the limitless possibilities that you see in your child. Our award-winning toys and games help moms, and all those who mom, ignite the spark within and build their confidence so they can build their world. Our award-winning, best-selling toys and games introduce new interests, unleashing limitless possibilities and passions including Coding Critters, Hot Dots, Design & Drill, Playfoam, GeoSafari, Kanoodle, and BrainBolt.
Dimensions (Overall): 17.3 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inches (W) x 4.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.95 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, Tools Provided
Mount Type: Tripod
Lens Coating: No Coating
Objective Lens Size: 50 Millimeter Millimeter
Optical Tube Diameter: 50 Millimeter
Optical Tube Length: 360 Millimeter
Magnification: 200
Battery: No Battery Used
Warranty: No Applicable Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
TCIN: 81506391
UPC: 086002053046
Item Number (DPCI): 204-04-9319
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 18 inches length x 16 inches width x 7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 3 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

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3.2 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
0% would recommend
4 recommendations
length of play: 3 out of 5
educational value: 4.5 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
quality: 1.33 out of 5

Not what is advertised

1 out of 5 stars
chrismas gift fail - 25 days ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
I bought this for my son for Christmas thinking I was getting the telescope pictured that rotates 360 degrees. That didn't happen. The tripod is not one in the photograph its way more flimsy and the piece that makes the telescope rotate 360 degrees no longer comes with it. While the customer service rep was very pleasant and tried to be helpful via email she informed me that the website is in fact incorrect and will have to be updated ( this has been going on for over a month nothings been changed). Instead of reimbursing me for my purchase they offered me a $50 coupon for my next purchase from the company, I can't imagine why I would make another purchase from a company that is knowingly misrepresenting products online.
1 reply from Educational Insights team - 20 days ago
I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope. At Educational Insights, we strive to provide high-quality educational toys and value your feedback. Thank you for pointing out the website error. As we are constantly changing and re-developing our products for further improvement, our platforms should reflect these changes as well. We will work on getting this fixed immediately. While I understand how frustrating this may be, I am glad to hear our customer service was able to give you a pleasant experience.
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Look for another telescope

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
RALeaf1 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Not all pieces contained (missing tripod part) so impaired viewing especially with young children. Since it's online only Target stores cannot help at all. Extremely dissatisfied and disappointed.
1 reply from Educational Insights team - 1 year ago
RALeaf1 We can help! Please reach out to our customer service team at GetHelp@EducationalInsights.com, we'll get this taken care of with you!
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Poor Clarity

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Smiles20 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Very disappointing. Not easy to use for a 9 year old. Requires lots of help. The clarity is very poor through the telescope.
length of play: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 2 out of 5
educational value: 4 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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decent!

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
hmm - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Classroom-quality toy. Got it for camping trips and it’s something to do when there’s a full moon out. The photo online looks way cooler than the real piece. Ours is gray for some reason. This could fit in a hiking backpack.
length of play: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
educational value: 5 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Absolutely Awful!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Jnc - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I got it for my son’s birthday and he was very disappointed.
1 reply from Educational Insights team - 2 years ago
I'm sorry to hear that your son was disappointed with his Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope didn't meet your expectations. If you'd like to reach out to our customer service team so they can make things right please email us at GetHelp@EducationalInsights.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
quality: 1 out of 5
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Telescope

5 out of 5 stars
Peggy - 2 years ago
originally posted on http://www.learningresources.co.uk
very pleased with it and prompt delivery thank you.
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A fair value for the price.

3 out of 5 stars
Mrs C 1999 - 7 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
When the item arrived, I wasn't sure who was more excited for this item - my husband, or my kids! When we opened the box, I was impressed with the quality of the construction of this telescope. It came with several pieces, so I would encourage this item for more responsible kids. I think, based on how this item looked initially, everyone in our family had very high expectations. It was difficult to see or find objects with the telescope. This could be due to inexperienced operators. However, what we could see was really fun. For the price of this item, it is a fair value. I think with more experience, we will be able to see more. I think this is a great gift to provide family involvement.
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Great for the Budding Astronomer

4 out of 5 stars
Marva - 7 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
The GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope is lightweight and very easy to put together. The included tripod is shorter than expected, so if you use it, you may want to place it on a table top. By day, it has been great to unobtrusively observe various animals, and by night, we've been able to observe the moon (the best). This is a great introductory telescope for my child.
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Great Intro Toy

4 out of 5 stars
Stacy - 8 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
I received this product for testing purposes though Educational Insights. It is a microscope meant for a child and for the price it isn't bad at all. You cant see much, but the toy is merely to engage a child and begin to interest them in science. For that purpose it does its job and I have no complaints
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Good toy telescope

4 out of 5 stars
Sarah S. - 8 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
I would probably give this 3.5 stars if I could. I feel it could be made better, but my children do love it and have used it quite a bit. We received one of these from the company in exchange for our honest review. Out of the package, it was very easy to put together. There are screws holding it all together. It comes with the body of the telescope with a large lens, a tripod, 2 different eyepieces with different magnification power, and a longer extender eyepiece for viewing things on the ground. The tripod is kind of wobbly and it's to short to use the telescope comfortably unless the child is sitting on the ground or at a table. We had best luck putting it on the tailgate of a truck to look at the sky outside. I feel that there needs to be a redesign on how the eyepiece part attaches to the body of the telescope. It uses two screws that you tighten up to hold it on. One of our screws will already no longer tighten. I'm not sure if one of the kids tried to over tighten it and it stripped the threads, but since this is designed for children, I feel it should be a little sturdier. Other than that, it looks sleek and it works fine. It was hard to find the moon in it. There is a lot of sky to go through and a very small viewing area. It took my husband helping and moving the telescope with microscopic little taps until he had it focused on the moon. Once he did though, WOW! It was very cool. We could see the craters on the moon like we had never seen them before. The kids loved it. It didn't do as well with stars and I don't think you would be able to see any other planets or anything. My kids mainly use it during the day to look around the neighborhood. They are super impressed with how clear they can see things so far away. So I think this is a good toy telescope for kids to get them interested in basic astronomy. I would definitely put it in the toy category though. It's a great starter telescope that is sparking new interests in my kids.
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Perfect starter telescope

5 out of 5 stars
GSMomof3 - 8 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
This telescope was perfect for my 8 year old. It has a very sleek, modern look, is lightweight and is a quality product. This comes with a telescope that you can hold or place on the included tabletop tripod, 3 eye pieces and a diagonal mirror. My son and I were able to easily adjust the eyepieces and see the moon and a few stars. He was excited to spot things right away. I liked the tripod feature, but my 8 year old felt more comfortable holding the telescope to view the sky. We'd love to take this on our next trip up to the mountains where the sky is a lot clearer and there are more stars to look at than in the city.
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My kids love this!

4 out of 5 stars
EH - 8 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
My kids loved exploring our yard and neighborhood with this.
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A good starter telecsope

3 out of 5 stars
cherry96932001 - 8 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
This is super easy to put together. And it is a little hard to find what you are looking for I wish it came with A couple more lens to making viewing easier and clearer but I believe it is a good option at a good price for a first telescope to make sure that a child stay interested in the planets and stars before spending a lot more. It just takes practice and patience to use this telescope.
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Perfect to Start With!

5 out of 5 stars
Cher@MomandMore - 12 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
My boys are only 3 and 5 but they are already showing interest in stars and the sky. I never thought to get a telescope for them at such a young age, but we have tried other GeoSafari products and loved them so I figured we'd give this one a try. The GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope is a perfect telescope for beginners and at the price of less than $50 it is great value. I can't say how great this telescope is compared to other telescopes as I have nothing to compare it to, but to me it works pretty good! Setting it up was pretty easy right out of the box and within about ten minutes it was up and running. It requires no batteries or anything special, just attach the lens you'd like and start gazing. The height of the telescope is meant for a table-top or you could use it without the stand. It does take some playing around to get the right focus and lens you want to use, but once you get used to it you'll know. For a first telescope for us I really like this one and it does what we need it to!
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Awesome telescope!

4 out of 5 stars
Carson - 14 years ago
originally posted on http://www.educationalinsights.com
The only thing I have to complain about is the short tripod.I would rather have a bigger one.
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