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Need to find a gift for a kid who's stoked about space? From telescopes to science kits, school supplies and toys, Space.com has you covered. Here are our spaced-out shopping suggestions.
UP FIRST: My First Telescope
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My First Telescope
For the littlest space enthusiast in your life, the GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope is a great beginner stargazing tool. Made for kids age 4 to 6, this colorful telescope is as simple as it gets. It provides 10x magnification with no focusing required. ($20 on Amazon)
Why we love it: This beginner telescope is super easy to assemble and use. It comes with two large eyepieces instead of one, and a comfortable goggle-like frame makes it easy for kids to place their eyes in the right place.
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My First 15x Telescope
This 15x kids' telescope is smaller and simpler than the GeoSafari Jr. telescope, but it packs a bit more punch with 15x magnification and a focus knob. It's recommended for kids age 3 and older. ($25 on Amazon)
Why we love it: A fun telescope activity book is included in the box. Make a jar filled with shimmering "stars," construct your own Big Dipper flashlight, make your own lunar impact craters and more!
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Vega 360 Telescope
The GeoSafari Vega 360 telescope offers up to 80x magnification in a lightweight, portable and durable device. This 50-mm refractor telescope is meant for kids age 8 to 14 and comes with two glass eyepieces as well as two image-erecting eyepieces that allow the user to look at things on Earth without seeing everything upside-down. ($30 on Amazon)
Why we love it: This is a fantastic kids' telescope for the price, and it's small enough to pack up and take along on outdoor adventures.
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