Rotunda Open House

Time

Varies

When

Most evenings from dusk to close

Price

Included with General Admission

Historic wonders await in the Rotunda Museum!

Suspended from the ceiling of its dome is the Saturn Lamp, a stained-glass light fixture crafted by the Los Angeles Light Company in 1918. Other noteworthy items on display in this venerable building are Percival Lowell’s first telescope, the blink comparator Clyde Tombaugh used to discover Pluto (recently returned from the Smithsonian!), and an interactive OmniGlobe.

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.