Kitt Peak National Observatory, Sells

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#6 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Arizona
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  • My sister and I completed the night program here. A few things to note: our tour guides were AMAZING. We were impressed not only with their vast knowledge but also by their friendly demeanor and helpf...  more »
  • We did the night program which included dinner and night sky orientation using naked eyes binoculars and telescopes. A beautiful setting. Well presented  more »
  • Nice. Both the visit to the Observatory that hiking. Don't miss the educational Solar Observatory. Possibility of encounters with bears and mountain lions
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  • AMAZING!!! Did the nightly observation program. Saw planets, a meteor shower, a magnificent sunset, and learned a ton. Staff was helpful, knowledgeable, and personable. I would recommend this to anyone, I went in to the night with limited knowledge, and this was not too simple nor complex. Bag lunch is fine, and the drive was ok, descent was organized and actually easier than ascent!
  • This is one of my favorite places to visit in Arizona. Excellent tours and great programs. The views on the drive up and at the top are magnificent.
  • They severely need to restructure their nightly program. I just lost out on $50 because they cancelled the program due to clouds and severe wind and wanted to do some lame tour thing instead, and I didn't think it was worth the $100 total and hour drive there and back to essentially go to a COSI. I know they specify that this is their policy on their website, but it's a terrible policy. At the least, they should offer a discounted cancellation fee if you cancel because THEY changed the program. This is a total rip off, it was the one thing my mother wanted to do while she was in town with me and now she can't do it. I'm sorry that I didn't want to expose my elderly mother to "severe winds" to go see a lame "hands-on activity" that I could do at home. The weather forecast looked fine when we scheduled, but you can't always predict it.
  • We arrived around 5:30 and looked around at some of the displays, watched a video and ate a provided turkey sandwich, chips, granola bar and cookie. One of our guides went over some rules and then we went outside to view the sunset. It was very cold that evening so I HIGHLY recommend bringing several layers, coats, hats, gloves and a blanket. When we walked back (short walk), we used the telescope to view the moon and Jupiter and her moons. Then we went outside with binoculars and the 2nd guide was very helpful in viewing stars and constellations. It got really cloudy and we weren't able to continue the scheduled tour so our guides arranged for us to go see one of the very large telescopes; which I thought was awesome because they could have just said "sorry the tour it over". our guides were Jonathan and Remco and they were both great. Very interesting, glad we choose to do this.
  • I work for Kitt Peak. It is a gem to Tucson, amazing history and incredible night program.

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