Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
Located in: Northside District
The Mount Lemmon SkyCenter is Tucson's best stargazing destination and home to the largest dedicated public telescopes in the United States. Stargazing programs are offered nightly, year round. Come stand with us on the shores of the cosmic ocean and stare into the vastness of space. Most of humanity never have the opportunity to see the Universe as clearly as visitors do through our Schulman and Phillips telescopes. The rings of Saturn, nebulae and spiral galaxies are all encountered as part of the tour. Guests also enjoy a light dinner, a beautiful sunset from 9,157ft, and the use of binoculars throughout the evening. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased at SkyCenter.arizona.edu. This five hour experience is typically appropriate for participants older than 7 years of age. $65 for adults and $40 for youths younger than 18 years old. For many this is a life-transformative experience. See our TripAdvisor and other social media reviews for other visitors' perspectives.
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Can't overstate what a great time we had
My wife and I were entertaining a group of old friends here in Tucson. Just the drive up Mt. Lemmon is beautiful, but when I found out about the SkyCenter it seemed like a great outing for the 13 of...
Star gazing to the max!
This was a terrific to do! From the scenic ride up the mountain in the daytime to the a wee bit scary ride down in the dark but oh my the beautiful sites to behold each way made this a wonderful...
We loved this experience! We learned so much. We viewed stars, star clusters, constellations, satellites, Venus, Jupiter, nebula, galaxies, etc. We also watched the sunset from 9100 feet. Just...