Guided Walking Tours
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.
Ticket includes tour and access to our Science Center to visit the Exhibit Hall, Gift Shop, and Cafe. Must have ticket to enter the Science Center. 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 walking tour of the Green Bank Observatory campus!
Our Tour Guide will lead you on a scenic walk from the Science Center grounds, passed telescopes and landmarks to the Green Bank Telescope, and back via our Nature Trail. Learn GBO history and information while viewing leading-edge facilities and instruments!
This tour is a 3-mile walk over varying terrain with slight gradients that will take 1.5-2 hours to complete. A face mask must be worn over your mouth and nose throughout the entire walking tour. Tours are not cancelled due to inclement weather unless lightning is in the immediate area. There are grassy areas, but no benches, along the route. The Tour Guides pause for a couple of water breaks.
Tour tickets include disposable mask and bottle of water. You can add a GBO water bottle, mask, or any item to your cart and pick up when you come for your tour!
By purchasing this ticket, you agree that you and everyone in your party will properly wear a mask for the entire tour. This is a long walk that will require some extended physical exertion, and 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 walking 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.