2022 High Tech Tours
It is extremely important that you read all of the following information before making your purchase.
Upon checkout, select "Pickup" as your shipping option. You will not collect your ticket until the day of your tour; give us your name at the ticket kiosk upon arrival. Ticket admits one; no discounts apply.
Cancellations and date change requests are accepted outside of one week from your purchased tour time. Inside of one week, refunds and date changes will not be issued.
The High Tech Tour requires that a visitor registration form be submitted along with proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. The visitor registration form can be found at https://info.nrao.edu/oas/dpscompliance. This must be submitted after your purchase for your reservation to be confirmed.
Ticket includes tour and access to our Science Center to visit the Exhibit Hall, Gift Shop, and Cafe. Masks are required to be worn over nose and mouth while inside Science Center and Jansky Laboratory. THIS IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.
High Tech Tours are back!
Look inside receivers and marvel at the precise engineering required to collect the faintest signals from the Universe! An Observatory engineer will pull back the curtain on our site labs and telescope control room as you see what makes our observatory one of the world's leading radio telescope facilities.
Select Thursdays; 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m; $20/person. Advance reservations and screening required. 15 participants max.; 4 min. Ages 6 & up. No photography of any kind is permitted.
By purchasing this ticket, you agree that you and everyone in your party will properly wear a mask for the entire time that you are inside of our Science Center, historical buildings, and buses. This could potentially expose you to someone with COVID-19 or some other sickness. By continuing with this purchase, you assume and accept the risks and the liability resulting from the activity while you're on GBO property.
In the event of severe weather conditions, the Green Bank Observatory site and Science Center could close. We will make every attempt to notify ticket holders about closures. Feel free to call us at 304-456-2150 before departing on your trip to our site if you have any concerns.