The Kitt Peak Experience… Like no other


Help us grow by becoming a member! Stay informed about public events on and off the mountain. Take advantage of our great member benefits program. Be a part of your National Observatory—join today.

Benefits of Annual Membership

  • Free unlimited admission to mountaintop telescope tours & complimentary guest passes
  • Annual subscription to visitor center newsletter by e-mail or US mail
  • Members only star party events
  • Membership discount on classes and special programs
  • 10% discount in the Visitor Center gift shop (excluding Tohono O’odham crafts)
  • Free general admission to over 275 science centers participating in the Association of Science-Technology Centers Passport Program
  • Membership packet with special Kitt Peak members car logo sticker
  • 15% discount on the Nightly Observing Program (NOP)

Membership Rates

Individual Membership $40.00
One membership card – 2 free telescope tour passes*
Dual Membership $50.00
Two membership cards – 2 free telescope tour passes*
Family Memberships $60.00
For a family living at the same address – 4 free telescope tour passes*
Supporting Memberships $100.00
6 free telescope tour passes*
Contributing Membership $500.00
One NOP for two, 4 free telescope tour passes*
Nova Memberships $1000.00
Two free NOP passes for 2 each, 6 free telescope tour passes*
Super Nova Memberships $2500.00
Donor Plaque, one 36-inch viewing night for 2, 1 NOP for two
  • Passes are good only for telescope tours. Membership rates receive all the benefits found in your annual membership.

To join just fill out the application and mail it in. Or you can join at the visitor center or over the phone by calling 520-318-8279. Questions? E-mail us at