Plan Your Visit
1400 West Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff AZ, 86001
Get Ready For Your Visit
During Your Visit
Hours of Operation
General Admission will give you all-day access to our campus.
Wed: Noon – 10pm
Thur: Noon – 10pm
Fri: Noon – 10pm
Sat: Noon – 10pm
Sun: Noon – 10pm
Dyer Premium Access
Stargazing at 7,000ft
Lowell Observatory is located at an elevation of 7,200 feet, so it’s a good idea to pace yourself and stay hydrated if you’re not accustomed to high elevations. Water is available in our visitor center, and benches are placed throughout campus if you need to take a rest.
Most of the buildings on our campus are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Pluto Discovery Telescope. If special accommodations are needed for you or a member of your group, please contact our visitor center at (928) 774-3358 to notify a staff member at least 48 hours before your tour begins.
Hey! Who Turned Out the Lights?
Our campus gets very dark at night—and we like it that way! To keep the telescopes’ view clear of light interference, we ask that you do not take flash photography while on campus, avoid using cell phones, and refrain from using flashlights that emit white light. Special red flashlights will be available to check out at the front desk. If you have your own red flashlight, feel free to bring it along!
See what fun adventures await during your visit, like science talks, historical tours, and—of course—stargazing.
Snow, rain, and clouds can sometimes prevent us from opening the telescopes as usual. In the event of inclement weather, we offer plenty of indoor talks, tours, and exhibits for you to enjoy during your visit!
*with an official weather station.
Stay & Play in Flagstaff
Make the most out of your trip.
Situated in the high country mountains of northern Arizona at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Flagstaff enjoys all four seasons and a gorgeous night sky. We hope you get to stay a while! See our list of suggested local hotels, dining, and attractions to check out during your visit.