A standard General Admission ticket grants single-day access to Lowell Observatory and that day’s events, which include family science activities, programs by scientists from around the world, Pluto-themed campus tours and more!
$29 / Adult
$26 / Senior (55+)
$17 / Child (5-17)
*Lowell Observatory members receive free general admission at the door as one of their member perks.
VIP Pluto Experience
- Admission and VIP tour for 1 person to all IHP activities at Lowell Observatory (February 18-20) and February 18 “Night of Discovery” event at the Orpheum Theater
- Exclusive Meet & Greet/Book Signing with “Night of Discovery” keynote presenter, Astronaut Nicole Stott. This takes place at the Orpheum Theater, prior to the “Night of Discovery” event on February 18
- 1 copy of Nicole Stott’s book, Back to Earth, which she can sign at at the Orpheum Theater on February 18
- 1 copy of Clyde Tombaugh’s Lowell Observatory employment letter from V.M. Slipher
- 1 can of I Heart Pluto-themed beer, produced by Mother Road Brewery
- 1 complementary drink ticket for the February “Night of Discovery” event at the Orpheum Theater
The VIP Pluto Experience requires advance reservation by Feb 10 and has limited spaces available.
$110 / Members
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$125 / Non-Members
A Night of Discovery at the Orpheum Theater
Saturday, February 18
Doors open 6pm | Event starts 7pm
Experience A Night of Discovery, commemorating the anniversary of Clyde Tombaugh’s discovery of the icy world Pluto on February 18, 1930. This is the keynote event of the 4th Annual I Heart Pluto Festival.
NASA astronaut, aquanaut, and space artist Nicole Stott headlines an evening celebrating exploration and discovery. Stott creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflights and undersea adventures with her artwork to inspire people around the world.
Starting at 6pm, guests may enjoy a space art show by the International Association of Astronomical Artists, axe throwing courtesy of FlagTag, custom-crafted, Pluto-themed beer by Mother Road Brewing Company, and more. And don’t miss a free taste-testing of the new Starry lemon-lime soda by Pepsi.
Programming begins at 7pm. Lowell Observatory Historian Kevin Schindler will first relive Clyde Tombaugh’s day of discovering Pluto, 93 years ago on this very night. Then, Nicole Stott will share her inspirational story of exploring space.
After this program, Nicole Stott will sign copies of her book, Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission to Protect It. Copies of this book will be available for purchase at the Orpheum throughout the evening.
$16 / Adult
$13 / Student (ages 12-21)
$11 / Child (ages 5-17)Plus service fee at checkout
*No discount for Lowell Observatory members.