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Green Bank Observatory

155 Observatory, Green Bank, WV 24944
+1 304-456-2150
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A wonderfully unusual science experience

The Radio Telescope at Green Bank is both a world class science installation as well as an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stillwater, Minnesota
A must visit

Before the tour, my husband and I went through the exhibit room. There were hands-on activities... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
155 Observatory, Green Bank, WV 24944
+1 304-456-2150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Radio Telescope at Green Bank is both a world class science installation as well as an excellent learning opportunity for all ages. Included in the main science building is an outstanding room of hands-on exhibits that really bring an understanding to the concept of...More

Thank jjones7777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before the tour, my husband and I went through the exhibit room. There were hands-on activities that held our interest. Then, we took the tour. The video, bus ride, along with an excellent explanation by the tour guide answered many questions. Following the tour, we...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Green Bank Observatory is, well, unique. It's the largest steerable radio telescope in the world, a bland fact that you can't appreciate until you see this massive construction up close. It is beyond huge. And it moves. Very impressive to watch. The entire facility...More

Thank Weary Travellery
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though we weren't able to take the tour, we were able to walk around the property and see the massive telescope. If you are in the area, it is a must see. We will definitely go back for the tour.More

Thank Christi G
Sherry M, Public Relations Manager at Green Bank Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! Did you visit on a Tuesday/Wednesday? We are closed those days all but during the summer. We wish we could stay open every day! But, the walking tour is incredible and if you catch a lovely Spring day for...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

This site has been around for many years and carries a big history. There are many fiction stories about this site - just google and see. This is a fun place to take the kids.

Thank AirForceTraveler
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Brought my five year old here and she loved the exhibits. Got here an hour before the tour and had to cut her off from the displays (and sadly didn't have time to hit them after the tour). They have a good number of interactive...More

Thank Utes1914
Reviewed 16 January 2017

they have a really nice tour center with a place to eat and a gift shop. they have a wonderful and informative tour of the planet largest movable telescope. all the personal are friendly and make you feel part of the family.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited here after the tours had ended for the day. We knew that going in, though. Small gift shop and free to walk around the exhibit room. If someone asked me to write a synopsis of what this place is about, I would have...More

Thank pattyp814
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was a very interesting visit. We did not know much about radio astronomy and were very interested in the subject. After a short presentation in the theater, the guide took us through the complex via (diesel powered) bus, providing a detailed overview of the...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a great place to visit in West Virginia. If you have a scientific mind or want to stimulate the kids' minds, then take a tour and go through the museum. It's also a great place to ensure your kids stop texting on the...More

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George S
We are going to stop next Sunday morning on our way to ride the Durbin Rocket at 2:30pm with two grandsons (4 and 8), If we arrive at 10am, will that give us enough time to see everything and take the 11am tour? Do we need reservations for the tour? Thanks.
12 May 2017|
Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you need to make reservations for the tour, which follows a short video in the theater. The museum has many interesting hands-on exhibits. You may find yourselves wishing for more time in order to enjoy all the... More
Nishchala K
Hi , I am planning a visit , would like to know if half day enough to see the GBO, or should make it an entire day visit ?I was planning on squeezing some driving time for that day. Nish
26 April 2017|
Response from Sherry M | Property representative |
Hi Nish, A half day visit would be perfect. Right now, our tours are offered at 11am, 1pm and 3pm everyday except Tuesday and Wednesday. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, tours are offered every day at the top of the hour from... More
How much does it cost to get in?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Sherry M | Property representative |
Hi! Entrance to the science center and exhibit hall is free. If you choose to do a tour, tickets are $6/adults, $5/seniors and free for kids 10 & under and Veterans/Active Service Members. In total, the tour takes about an... More