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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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A Unique Experience

Most of the members of our group (family with young adult children) really enjoyed the experience. It's educational and different. A couple warnings, the program is 5 hours long and would not be...

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Amazing, who knew?

This program is very organized, with notifications on the day of and directions from beginning to end. Travis, our guide is passionate, informative and humourous. The dinner was croissant...

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Mind-blowing sky gazing

The experience at the UAZ observatories at the peak of Mt Lemmon (yes, two m's; Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon thank you) was perhaps the #1 experience of our week in Tucson. Looking through several telescopes...

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