this was a pretty fun bucket list for the big girls, grandpa and I.
with a little bit of local research I discovered that in our area there is a community college with an Observatory. On most Friday nights, one of the instructors from the college holds observations that are open to the public. Since I know very little about astronomy leaving the questions from the kids to answered by the professional seemed like a perfect idea to me.
check your local community colleges and universities to see if any have astronomy programs. In addition you may find night sky viewing opportunities with local parks and recreation programs as well.
Happy sky watching