Green Bank Observatory is located in the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000 square mile region if minimized radio signal interference designated by the US Government in 1958 to create a safe haven for radio astronomy. Please plan to turn off your cell phone and other wireless devices when arriving at the Green Bank Observatory.
Motor coach groups welcome. Tours can be scheduled any day of the week. For convenience, and to guarantee a guided tour, please make advanced reservations. A $3 per person fee is required for motor coach groups. Group meals also available.
School and Scout groups are welcome. Tours can be scheduled any day of the week. We can tailor a program to your group. Tour reservations are free for organized school and scout groups; advance arrangements are required.
Informal Groups are welcome. If your group is traveling by car, we will incorporate your group into the regularly scheduled public tours. If you have a group of 20 or more people, we appreciate knowing in advance.
For additional group details and reservation information, contact the Green Bank Observatory tour director by calling 304-456-2011 or emailing [email protected]