Kitt Peak Visitor Center Museum & Gift Shop

Open all but three days of the year, Kitt Peak Visitor Center contains a museum and a gift shop. This is where to start your astronomical adventure.

Tours, Stargazing,
Programs, and Exhibits

Welcome to Visitor Center Museum & Gift Shop

Come into the Visitor Center to enjoy our exhibits, meet our docents, and interact with our staff. Our well-stocked gift shop has a variety of astronomy items and books, binoculars and telescopes, Kitt Peak souvenirs, and finely crafted items made only a few miles away by skilled Tohono O’odham artists. An extra benefit of purchasing in our gift shop is there is no sales tax charged on your purchases since we are on the Tohono O’odham Reservation.

Visitor Center Exhibits

Learn more about Kitt Peak and its achievements through our exhibits

We have a variety of interpretative exhibits near and inside the Visitor Center. There are also signs and displays within the viewing galleries of the three large telescopes featured on our guided tours. You will also find informative signs scattered across our mountaintop campus.

Visitor Center Gift Shop

A sample of items for sale

Welcome to the Kitt Peak Visitor Center Gift Shop! Next time you're visiting the mountain make sure you stop by and check out some of our unique items, ranging from Tohono O'odham crafts (which we are known for) to astronomy education items. We also have a variety of souvenirs to help you remember your visit, along with fantastic images of the night sky taken with our telescopes.

We are able to ship out most items in the museum store and have gift certificates available for many evening programs. Call 520-318-8739 or 520-318-8720 for more information.

Revenue from items purchased in the gift shop go back into the many public programs run by the Kitt Peak Visitor Center. Thank you for your support!

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