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The Clark Telescope dome in winter

The Clark Telescope dome in winter

PROGRAMMING ALERT: The Clark Telescope is closed for renovation through mid-2015. Daytime Mars Tours will still go inside the dome when possible. In the evening, we will use the recently renovated 16-inch McAllister Telescope as our primary telescope for public viewing.

We offer private and group programs throughout the year for schools and groups that range from one to sixty participants. Choose from a number of multimedia presentations at a variety of levels, building tours, and viewing. All programs are presented by one of our educators. Programs must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance.

All private programs also include access to the Steele Visitor Center’s exhibit hall.

See a description of programs here. Book a program here.

For assistance or questions regarding booking a program, e-mail Jamie Money or call 928-856-9484.

 Visitor Info


Covers day and evening programs; reservations not needed.

Adults: $12

Seniors, AAA, college students: $11

Ages 5–17: $6

Under 5: free

Members: Free

Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a group discount; to qualify, you must make reservations at least 3 weeks in advance. Contact Jamie Money by email or phone at 928-856-9484.


Mon - Sat
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to see seasonal hours.

Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time year round.
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for the current time in Flagstaff, AZ.

Special Closures in 2014

Nov 27 Observatory closed all day

Sep 30 Giclas Lecture Hall closed 5-10 p.m.

Dec 24 Observatory closed all day

Dec 25 Observatory closed all day

Jan 1, 2015 Observatory closed all day