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In response to the health concerns posed by COVID-19, the Green Bank Observatory Science Center is closed and several public programs and events are postponed.

Programs and events affected have been removed from our Events calendar and notifications have been added to specific program and event web pages.

Take a self guided walking tour of the site. Download a map here.

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

Read the full announcement

Expand your universe at the Green Bank Science Center!

Sorry, due to COVID-19, our facilities are closed. Walking tour maps are available here

Get the 2020 Science Center Brochure!


Admission to the Green Bank Science Center and Exhibit Hall is Free!

Public Site Tours

  • Adults (11-64) – $6
  • Seniors (65+) – $5
  • Free/Kids (10 & Under) – Free
  • Free/Military (Veterans and Active Service Members) – Free

Organized Group Tours

Motor Coach groups are welcome. Tours can be scheduled any day of the week with advance reservations. A $3/person rate is set for motor coach tours. Group meals are also available.

Student Group Site Tours and Activities are Free!

SETI Tours

$40/person; 20 person limit; Reservations required

High Tech Tours

$15/person; 15 person limit; Reservations required

History Tour

$20/person; Minimum 5 people/tour; Reservations required; Offered November through April

StarLab Presentations

$5/person; 15 person limit; Reservations required

When is the Science Center open?

Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Science Center is closed until further notice and no public tours are being conducted.

We will keep our hours listed below so you may plan your trip when we commence operations on a future date.

November 1, 2019 – May 23, 2020
Open Thursday – Monday (Closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays); 10am – 6pm
Site Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

May 24 – September 2, 2020
Open Daily; 8:30am – 7pm
Site Tours Hourly, 9am – 6pm

September 3 – October 31, 2020
Open Thursday – Monday (Closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays); 8:30am – 7pm
Site Tours Hourly, 9am – 6pm

4/12 for Easter
11/24-11/27 for Thanksgiving Holiday
12/23-12/26 for Christmas Holiday
12/31-1/2/2021 for New Year’s Holiday