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Lowell Observatory

1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff

General Admission for Four or Basic Membership for One to Lowell Observatory (50% 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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17 ratings2 reviews
December 23, 2014
Great place to learn about the night sky!
11 ratings2 reviews
December 21, 2014
There is more to do in the evenings rather than during the day.
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17 ratings10 reviews
December 15, 2014
Go at night when they have several telescopes out. Wear warm clothing anytime of year because it gets cold once the sun goes down. We really enjoyed it as a couple.
Andretop reviewer
15 ratings7 reviews
November 30, 2014
Find out when they have tours or special programs ahead of time. Plan to spend a few hours there.
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9 ratings6 reviews
November 30, 2014
Was awesome seeing all the stars.
4 ratings2 reviews
November 11, 2014
It can get very windy and cold up there during fall months.
1 ratings1 reviews
October 20, 2014
Go when it's almost night time.
7 ratings3 reviews
October 19, 2014
The year membership will give you access to several other places too.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

$24 for general admission for four ($48 value)
$30 for a basic membership for one ($60 value)

Members receive the following benefits:

  • Free admission to the observatory for a family (two adults plus minor children) and two guest passes
  • Discounts in the astronomy gift shop
  • A subscription to the quarterly newsletter The Lowell Observer
  • Free admission to more than 300 science centers participating in the Association of Science - Technology Centers’ Passport Program

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. New clients only. 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.