Lowell Observatory

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9287743358
  • Ticket Price: 12 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids

Lowell Observatory is a self-sufficient, non-profit institution in Flagstaff. It is dedicated to research and is rightly given the title of the world’s first dark sky city. Their mission is to indulge in the studies of astronomy and the evolution of the solar system. The place was established to carry out streamlined research in astronomical phenomena. It is designed to prolong and encourage quality public awareness and education, along with programs to extend to the general public. The place basically aims to bring research and findings to the public.  The Lowell astronomers were the first ones to collect the evidence of the expanding Universe, measure the motions and properties of stars and discover the planet Pluto, among many other achievements.

  • Ticket prices cover day and evening programs.
  • Reservations are not needed.

  • Seniors, AAA, Military, College: 11 USD
  • Ages 5–17: 6 USD
  • Under 5: Free
  • Members: Free

  • By Bus: To Thorpe Rd. (Adult Center) bus station
  • By rented car or taxi.

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  • Lowell Observatory Address: 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, United States
  • Lowell Observatory Contact Number: +1-9287743358
  • Lowell Observatory Timing: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Lowell Observatory Price: 12 USD
  • Best time to visit Lowell Observatory(preferred time): 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lowell Observatory: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 83.04% of people who visit Flagstaff include Lowell Observatory in their plan

  • 28.08% of people start their Lowell Observatory visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Lowell Observatory

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lowell Observatory

People normally club together Museum Of Northern Arizona and Slide Rock State Park while planning their visit to Lowell Observatory.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • My favorite thing is learning new stuff from people that are passionate about their knowledge and excited to share it and I definitely got that here. We got to learn about the discovery of Pluto and how the different telescopes worked. I don't know why but it was really weird and awesome to go to a museum kind of place in the middle of the night. I loved it! Keep up the great work.

  • Great place, interesting and entertaining night mythology celestial tour guide but the reason that I did not give 5 stars was the receptionist that "greets" you as you enter. This young gal has about the personality of a "door-jam". My family was charged $46, not quite sure it was worth the cost. It'd have been more palatable had the receptionist been more friendly and helpful. Unfortunately she came across indifferent and borderline rude.

  • This is a absolutely amazing experience for any age. This is a really unique place for you to look though several amazing telescopes. The staff is knowledge and friendly. I would highly recommend this place for any age. I can't wait to go back.

  • Perfect weather made for a wonderful evening at the Lowell observatory. Nice crowd, not too crowded. Telescope viewing available to see Saturn and two for moon viewing. Several presentations available to choose from as well. Nice gift shop. Overall, good value.

  • Did an evening program and it was good, but the folks doing the presentations could use some training on how to do presentations. One gal talked so fast it was hard to even understand the words. However it is a very neat place and worth a visit.

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