Lowell Tour


45 minutes


11am - 11:45am
2pm - 2:45pm


Included with General Admission

Meet your educator in the Giclas Lecture Hall for a journey through Lowell’s history.

You’ll learn about the careful process of selecting the observatory’s location, its founding, the fascinating Mars research conducted by Percival Lowell himself, and much more! You’ll also get an up-close look at the world-famous Clark Telescope, which was used by the astronauts of the Apollo 11 Moon mission for training purposes. 

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.