Explore the Visitors Center exhibit gallery and gift shop and take a self-guided tour of both summits.
This theater based program includs live projected views of the sun, a presentation on the history, formation, typical visibile features, and what we expect the Sun to do over the next 5-6 billion years. On not so clear days, video and stills are used. This is typically a 45-50 minute program.
Experience an up-close look at large research telescopes at McDonald Observatory. Includes general admission to the Visitors Center, and a guided tour of two of our large research telescopes (approximately 90-120-minutes).
* Residents of Jeff Davis, Brewster, and Presidio counties receive free General Admission and Guided Tour passes with valid proof of residency.
Please include all members of your party in your reservation, including children of any age. For the safety of all of our guests, minors must be accompanied by an adult (18 or over) on all of our public programs. Contact us for more information or to ask about accommodations.