Find a Hotel

Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

University of Arizona District

527 National Championship Dr.
Tickets: available online
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Phone: Information/Reservations: 626-8792



Have you ever seen a telescope mirror that is three-stories in diameter? If not, come experience how we make the largest and most challenging giant telescope mirrors in the world, right here on campus, on the eastside of the UA Football stadium. Learn how innovative engineering, pioneering optical technology and unparalleled manufacturing techniques are used to produce the next-generation of monolithic honeycomb mirrors that will be revolutionizing astronomy and exploring deep into outer space to produce cutting-edge scientific research. The UA is #1 in Astronomy…Come see one of the reasons why! Tours are available Monday – Friday at various times and are 90 minutes in length. Participants must be 10 years or older. Tickets available online at:


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Website Listing Tag(s): Astronomy/Astronomía, Family Fun

See More

Health and Safety Protocols

See More

Tour Inside