Microscope and telescope for a 4.5-year-old?
July 1, 2012 8:28 PM Subscribe
Can I get a telescope and microscope for around $150 (or less) that will be impressive to a 4.5-year-old boy, and still be useful for a few years?
posted by DakotaPaul to sports, hobbies, & recreation (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My son played with a microscope at a zoo and thought it was very cool to see beetles and seashells up close. He's also expressed interest in a telescope, and I think he would flip out if he could see the moon's craters or Jupiter and the Galilean moons. We'd use the microscope to look at bugs, leaves, maybe pond water, etc.
I've never shopped for either before, so I have no idea what to look for. This microscope
and this telescope
got decent reviews but, are they overkill? I'd like to find something between a toy that won't be "good enough" in a few years and something very nice but expensive. Thank you!