McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory, TX

Guided tours begin at the Visitors Center

About McDonald Observatory

The Daytime Pass includes our Solar Viewing program (live, safe view of the Sun, weather permitting) and a Guided Tour of the research areas. Plan on, at least, roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes to join both programs.

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Guided tours begin at the Visitors Center

Guided tours begin at the Visitors Center

Multimedia theater

Multimedia theater

Prices

  Tour (1-4 persons) Tour (10-19 persons) Tour (20+ persons) Tour (5-9 persons) Notes
Standard Rates
(1/1/10 - 1/1/13)
$8.00 $7.25 $7.00 $7.50 Standard rates
Standard Rates (2013+)
(1/2/13 - 1/1/15)
$8.00 $7.25 $7.00 $7.50 Standard rates
Standard Rates (2015)
(1/2/15 - 12/31/20)
$8.00 $7.25 $7.00 $7.50 Standard rates