General Admission

Discover the Universe


1400 West Mars Hill Rd

Flagstaff AZ, 86001


10am–10pm daily except Tues.
10am–5pm on Tues.


Your Ticket to the Universe

Ticket Prices

*Members receive free General Admission.

Daily except Tuesdays:

  • Adults (ages 18+): $25
  • AAA/seniors 55+/students/military: $22
  • Children (ages 5-17): $16
  • Children 4 and under: FREE

Tuesdays (close at 5pm):

  • Adults (ages 18+): $18
  • AAA/seniors 55+/students/military: $16
  • Children (ages 5-17): $12
  • Children 4 and under: FREE

Flagstaff and Coconino County locals and their guests (daily, with ID):

  • Adults (ages 18+): $15
  • Children (ages 5-17): $10
  • Children 4 and under: FREE

Note: Stargazing may not be available during inclement weather. Check Lowell’s WeatherUnderground forecast here.

General Admission gives you all-day access to 127 years of astronomical discovery at Lowell Observatory. Walk in the steps of Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto at Lowell in 1930, and marvel at the 125-year-old, 24-inch Clark Refractor, which is still in operation today. At night, discover planets, distant gas clouds, and far-off galaxies through the six state-of-the-art telescopes of the Giovale Open Deck Observatory under the famously dark skies of Flagstaff. General Admission also includes access to numerous talks and tours throughout the day.

Things to Do

Know Before You Go

Find out all you need to know to plan your visit, including our COVID-19 policies, on-site accessibility, what to wear, what to bring, plus more.

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.

Become a Member

Members of all levels receive free General Admission throughout the year, plus discounts in the Starry Skies Shop.