This telescope from Scientific Explorer® is the perfect starter telescope for kids! Attach your Vega 30 Telescope™ to the tripod or hold it in your hand. View objects with 30X magnification power. During the day, watch birds or wildlife. At night, bring the stars a little closer to home. Great for the young astronomer or meteorologist! Small enough to take along with you! Includes 30X telescope, metal tabletop tripod. A great educational gift for kids ages 8 and up!