Giovale Open Deck Observatory Stargazing




Dusk - Close

Weather permitting


Included with General Admission

Stargazing, Reimagined

The Giovale Open Deck Observatory at Lowell Observatory features one of the finest collections of telescopes available for public observing. This public observing plaza features six advanced telescopes that collectively give you a viewing experience that goes far beyond seeing faint smudges of light. From rich star fields and planets full of color, to nebulae and galaxies that reveal obvious structure, the famously dark skies of Flagstaff are abundant in celestial treasures for you to discover.

Learn more about the Giovale Open Deck Observatory

COVID-19 and General Admission

Test negative* for COVID-19 within 72 hours of visit.
(Ages 12+)
*Lab tests only.

Vaccination accepted in lieu of negative test.
(Ages 12+)

Young children wear masks when indoors.
(Ages 2-11)

Negative test not required for young children.
(Ages 2-11)

Phase 3A

General Admission is back, with new protocols to keep guests and staff safe from COVID-19. We will move to Phase 3B—unrestricted General Admission—as soon as the level of community spread permits it.

See our reopening plan.