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Welcome! We look forward to your visit!

Tickets for tours or exhibit hall admission may be purchased onsite the day of your visit.

Tours may also be booked in advance. Learn more and pre-register here.

Tours are offered on open days at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00.

Monday9:30 AM — 5:30 PM
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Sunday9:30 AM — 5:30 PM

View our online Science Center Schedule (constantly updating)

Visitors at Science Center

Download a copy of our 2022 Science Center Brochure (some operational changes have been made since publishing).

Our masking guidelines are determined by local levels of COVID-19. Signage at our entrance will let you know whether masking is required. We do have masks available if you do not have your own.

See dates, times, and tickets available.

Tour Green Bank Observatory

We offer Guided Bus Tours at regular intervals throughout the day. Browse ticket options and learn more at shop.greenbankobservatory.org. Tickets may also be purchased onsite the day of your visit.

It’s always free to take an outdoor self guided tour of our site. Download a map.

Learn more about biking onsite to explore our instruments and trails.


Expand your universe at the Green Bank Science Center!

View our Science Center schedule here.

The Starlight Cafe is now offering a limited menu for takeout! Available Thursday-Monday, 10:30-5:30 (last hot food order taken at 5:00). Call 304-456-2361 to place your pickup order.

Need help buying your ticket online? Watch a video.

2022 Closed Dates

17 April for Spring Holiday

22 November – 25 November for Thanksgiving Holidays

24 December – 28 December for Winter Holidays

2 January, 2023 for New Years