Guided Bus Tour - December 2021

Guided Bus Tour - December 2021

  • $10.00

Please 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; ticket required regardless of age. 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. 

Ticket includes tour and access to our Science Center to visit the Exhibit Hall, Gift Shop, and Cafe. Masks required to be worn by those two years and older over nose and mouth while inside Science Center, buses, and participating in any of our activities. THIS IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.


Enjoy a guided bus tour of the Green Bank Observatory campus!

The Green Bank Science Center is the starting point for your guided tour of the Green Bank Observatory site. Join one of our tours at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, or 4:00 (limited availability) and explore the fascinating world of radio astronomy. Our Guided Bus Tour features science demonstrations and a short film about the world-class Green Bank Telescope (GBT). This tour continues with a bus excursion through our gates into the electronics-restricted Zone 1 for an up-close look at our telescopes - from the pioneering instruments of the 1950s, to the world's largest fully-steerable telescope, the GBT. 

10:00 tour ticket includes access to Science Center from 9:30-11:30.
12:00 tour ticket includes access to Science Center from 11:30-1:30.
2:00 tour ticket includes access to Science Center from 1:30-3:30.
4:00 tour ticket includes access to Science Center from 3:30-5:30.


By purchasing this ticket, you agree that you and everyone in your party will properly wear a mask for the entire tour. This could potentially expose you to someone with COVID-19 or some other sickness.  This is an outdoor activity in the wilds of WV with everything that comes along with it.  By continuing with this purchase, you assume and accept the risks and the liability resulting from the activity while you're on GBO property.


*Please note: Due to safety restrictions, we are unable to provide the guided bus tour to only one participant. If you purchase one ticket, you may call us at 304-456-2150 on the morning of your tour to see if others have pre-registered, or you may come onsite and standby for other registrants. We will refund your ticket price if we are unable to provide your tour. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Extreme weather events may result in closure of the Green Bank Science Center in which we would be unable to conduct your tour. Should this occur, you will be notified the morning of your tour at the contact information provided (email, phone, or both). Should your tour be cancelled due to weather, we will refund your ticket purchase. Feel free to call us ahead of time at 304-456-2150 to ensure that we are open.