Explore the Universe During your Sedona Vacation

Lowell Observatory
“Day or night, adults and kids alike can explore the Universe”

Treat your family to an exploration of the Universe during you visit to Sedona, Arizona. Located only an hour away from the Inn of Sedona, founded in 1894 by Percival Lowell and famous for the discovery of Pluto in 1930, the Lowell Observatory makes for an exciting day trip for your family. You will be able to peer through the telescope that Percival Lowell used to sketch Mars or visit the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto! So what are you waiting for, the Lowell Observatory is a great way to introduce yourself and you family to the universe at a very reasonable price.

General Admission –  Adults: $11, Seniors, AAA, college students: $9, Ages 5–17: $4, Under 5: free. The admission price includes all of the following programs and activities.

  • Daytime guided tours
    • Mars Tour (1:00 pm & 3:00 pm)
      Explore Percival Lowell’s Alvan Clark refractor and our historic Rotunda Library.
    • Pluto Tour (2:00 pm & 4:00 pm)
      See the Pluto Discovery Telescope as well as our research facilities, old and new.
  • Solar Viewing (12:15pm – 12:50 pm)
    View the Sun through a specially equipped solar telescope.
  •  Multimedia Shows
    Start your daytime tour with a 13-minute video about Lowell’s history and current research. In the evening, watch and listen as computer-generated imagery meets the exciting music of Mannheim Steamroller in the 30-minute “Heavy Astronomy: Marvels of the Cosmos”.
  • Evening at Lowell
    In the evening, weather permitting Lowell Observatory will open up the telescopes (weather permitting) and view Jupiter, the Moon, star clusters, and more, all with the assistance of our educators. You can also enjoy presentations at our portable planetarium, exploring the night sky and flying to the edge of the Universe.the Lowell Observatory is a great way to introduce yourself and you family to the universe at a very reasonable price.
  • To learn more please visit the Lowell Observatory

The Lowell Observatory is located at 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, in Flagstaff, Arizona.To see a map from the Best Western Inn of Sedona to the Lowell Observatory click here. If you are planning on lodging with us during your visit to Sedona, save yourself some money with our Sedona Vacation Activity Packages!


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