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Lowell Observatory

1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff

General Admission for One, Two, or Four at Lowell Observatory (Up to 29% Off)

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Observatory founded in 1894 is most famous for discovering Pluto and for having the fifth largest telescope in the continental United States

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Michael
1 ratings1 reviews
April 26, 2020
Great time for a great price!
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10 ratings5 reviews
March 21, 2020
Super cool. Been there a few times. Definitely recommend going for a couple of hours after dark. 2 suggestions. Check the weather/temperature if you're not from the area and also check the moon phase for a darker night.
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Lorettatop reviewer helpful reviewer
6 ratings5 reviews
March 8, 2020
There was a lot of information given and a lot of hands on experiences. We spent about 4 hours there and took a break for supper and check into our hotel and then went back for an evening of looking through the telescopes at various stars and the moon. It was awesome.
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Guest
1 ratings1 reviews
February 26, 2020
If astronomy is your interest, the Lowell Observatory is the place to go. Many different and interesting programs for visitors. Tonight most telescopes were notavailable for viewing stars because of winds. The two scopes outwere pointed at Pleiades (Seven Sisters) and the Orion Nebula. Toured the Clark telescope and the Pluto Discovery (Camera) telescope. Just fascinating. Highly recommened. Just pay attention to weather. If windy, not much viewing through telescopes. If cold, wear winter clothing.
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Sarahhelpful reviewer
4 ratings4 reviews2 photos
February 25, 2020
I highly recommend bringing the family for a day of exploration!
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Robert
2 ratings1 reviews
February 20, 2020
A beautiful night out under stars!
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Julietop reviewer
6 ratings6 reviews
February 20, 2020
We had so much fun!!! Can’t wait to go back!
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Kathrynhelpful reviewer
4 ratings4 reviews
February 20, 2020
Knowledgeable staff Interesting program Great gift shop
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About This Deal

  • The featured exhibits at the museum are the Putnam Collection Center, Lowell’s Lunar Legacy, and the Rotunda Museum.
  • Daily tours and nighttime telescope viewing are included .
  • Children under 5 enter for free.
  • Children ages 5-17 enter for $14 on Monday through Saturday or $10 on Sunday.
  • Hours of business are Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Ocrtober 5th is free for National Astronomy Day

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 210 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory was established in 1894 by Percival Lowell atop a mesa overlooking downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. In 1960, a dark-sky research site was established at Anderson Mesa, 10 miles southeast of Flagstaff. Today, the 180-acre use permit area on the Coconino National Forest hosts several telescopes and the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer. In 1994, in celebration of the centennial year, the Steele Visitor Center was opened. As of 2015, well over a million people have passed through its doors. Some 100,000 visitors each year enjoy tours, telescope viewing, exhibits, multimedia shows, and more. Percival Lowell inspired millions with his tireless advocacy of astronomy in the public eye, and his observatory continue this commitment today.

In 2012, Lowell Observatory embarked on its greatest adventure yet with the completion of the 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). This new facility, in full science operations as of 2015, vastly expands the breadth of research capabilities for Lowell astronomers and those of its institutional partners. Even more exciting, partnership with Discovery Communications provides an avenue to bring research results and breathtaking images to hundreds of millions worldwide. In December of 2017, Lowell Observatory announced a major expansion to the Mars Hill Campus that included an Open Deck Observatory, Universe Theatre, and Open Sky Planetarium.

The Giovale Open Deck Observatory is expected to ‘break ground’ in Summer of 2018. Our Mission The mission of Lowell Observatory is to pursue the study of astronomy, especially the study of our solar system and its evolution; to conduct pure research in astronomical phenomena; and to maintain quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the general public.