Kitt Peak Visitor Center

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V.I.P. Program Tours and Events

Kitt Peak will be closed for major electrical improvements beginning Monday morning, August 21 running through Monday, August 28. No member of the public may visit for any purpose either during the day or evening during this period. Facilities will reopen to the public on Tuesday, August 29 at 9am.

The Daytime V.I.P. Tour

Groups with special interest in Kitt Peak can schedule this in-depth extended length tour

The Kitt Peak Visitor Center is proud to offer a new, not-to-be-missed, all-encompassing tour of Kitt Peak National Observatory! The special group tour is intended for any group with a desire to learn more in-depth knowledge of the historic and scientifically important observatories on Kitt Peak than the regular daytime guided tours offer. Spanning 4 to 5 hours (depending on your schedule), this tour will cover the entire summit of Kitt Peak. This program is by reservation only. The program requires extensive walking.

This program is free to members of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Monthly V.I.P. Tour

Special in-depth tours occur on the second Saturday of the month

Open on a preregistration basis, this extended length tour of key facilities at the observatory is for you! Anyone passionate about astronomy can sign up. This is an adult-oriented program that involves extensive walking and stair climbing in order to see some of the finest telescopes in the world. Tour runs from 10 am to 3 pm.

This program is free to members of the Tohono O'odham Nation.


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