Summer Hours: Memorial Day weekend
through Labor Day
Open Daily: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Fall Hours: Tuesday after Labor Day
Open Thurs-Mon. 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Winter - Spring Hours: November 1 - Friday prior to Memorial Day: Open Thurs-Mon. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Closed Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve, Christmas Day; New Years Eve, New Years Day; Easter Sunday)
Tour fees: Adults, $6; Seniors, $5; Children 7-12, $3.50; Children 6 and under, free. Pocahontas County residents receive a $1 discount.
Motor Coach Groups, School Groups and Youth Groups, Civic Clubs, Amateur Astronomers are welcome! Please contact us for information and reservations. Group tour fee is $3/person. School/youth groups are free.
Something for Everyone
The Green Bank Science Center has something for everyone: interactive exhibits about science and technology, fun programs and activities, and outstanding tours of the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope. In addition to providing educational experiences for our visitors, we create field trip experiences that meet national science education standards and state-based science learning goals.
November 9-11: Dancing Under the Stars, a ballroom weekend
November 24: Green Bank Turkey Trot, a 5K and 10K trail run
Out-of-this-world Gifts and Treats
When visiting the Green Bank Science Center, be sure to stop by the Starlight Cafe for cappuccino & espresso, and great food at reasonable prices. Group meals are available with advance notice. Please call 304-456-2361 for group meal details.
The Galaxy Gift Shop offers a wide variety of NRAO memorabilia, games, science kits, apparel and more!
GPS coordinates for the NRAO Green Bank Science Center are: