Guided Bus Tour - May 2022 (ages 5 and under)

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The Green Bank Science Center is now open to pre-registered, vaccinated visitors.

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.

Ticket includes tour and access to our Science Center to visit the Exhibit Hall and Gift Shop. There are no onsite dining options at this time. Must have ticket to enter the Science Center. Free tickets are for visitors five years and younger. Add $10 "Guided Bus Tour - May 2022 (ages 6 and older)" to your cart as applicable. If you are unable to add any or additional tickets to your cart, this means that there are no more spots available for that date and tour time. Try selecting a different tour. 

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 door upon arrival.

All visitors five years and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - see below. 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.

Please note: Due to safety restrictions, we are unable to provide the Guided Bus Tour to only one participant. If you purchase one ticket, please call us at 304-456-2150 on the morning of your tour to see if others have pre-registered. We will refund your ticket price if we are unable to provide your tour. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


"To protect you, our staff is vaccinated and up-to-date on boosters. As you read through our safety policy, please remember this is:

  • to keep each other safe

  • to help our site stay open

  • to reduce the spread of COVID-19

We are a federal facility under the safety direction of Associated Universities, Inc.

By purchasing a ticket and entering our Science Center, you agree that you and everyone in your party:

  • ages five years and older: are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated if:

*you have completed your Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than two weeks and less than five months ago, or J&J vaccine more than two weeks and less than two months ago.

*Or if you have completed your Pfizer, or Moderna, or J&J booster.

  • ages two years and older: will properly wear a mask over mouth and nose for the entire time that you are inside of our Science Center and buses.

  • will socially distance from individuals outside of your party.

Participation in Science Center activities could potentially expose you to COVID-19 or some other sickness. By continuing with this purchase, you attest that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you assume and accept the risks and the liability resulting from the activities while you're on GBO property."