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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

Located in: Northside District


9800 East Ski Run Rd.
Mt. Lemmon, AZ
United States

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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 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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Star viewing fail

First I want to say that the people were very nice and they fully refunded us. However, we were sadly disappointed in everything. My son is having a space themed birthday this month and I got us...

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Absolutely fascinating

We loved our tour. Our guide (Travis) was a great and knowledgeable. A rudimentary understanding of the cosmos, stars and galaxies helps, but is not necessary to enjoy the experience. I will...

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Even Astronomy novices will enjoy this experience!!

I was never an astronomy fan but my husband is so I went as a tag a, I am so glad I did! The emails we received prior to the event were absolutely critical - we dressed for the very cold...

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