Lowell Observatory Roadschool Guide

Lowell Observatory

Flagstaff, AZ


Reciprocal: ASTC

Full Price Admission Cost: $15 for adults, $8 for kids ages 5-17, under 5 free

WWWW Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Lowell Observatory is a working observatory in Flagstaff, AZ, and the place where Pluto was first discovered. It features three different telescopes and offers guests and opportunity to look through each. There is also a small museum-style exhibit, and lectures and demonstrations take place nightly.

While the observatory is open during the daytime, the real fun happens at night, so be sure to plan your trip for late in the day. We recommend making a point of attending at least one lecture as well as the talk about constellations.

This is an excellent outing for space enthusiasts of all ages. That said, younger children may not be entertained for a long visit.

Books to Read

Videos to Watch

Activities to Do

Things to Discuss

  • Do you think Pluto should be considered a planet? Why or why not?
  • Why do you think ancient cultures made stories using the stars?
  • Do you think there is life on other planets?

Related Attractions in the Area

  • Meteor Crater – The most well-preserved meteor crater in the world.

Other Area Attractions

Below are some of the other great attractions in this area. We try to keep things affordable, sticking to free and cheap attractions or museums and zoos on reciprocal lists. If an attraction is affiliated with a reciprocal program or offers free admission, I have noted that beside the attraction listing. To learn more about saving money using reciprocal programs see this post.

Places to Stay on a Budget

Related Attractions in Other Areas

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