Meteor Crater Discovery Center

Winslow, AZ

Where is it at?

Meteor Crater Discovery Center

Winslow
AZ
86047

800-289-5898

Where are we going today?

Are you ready to come face to face with an incredible feat of nature, that impacted our own planet millions of years ago? Welcome to Meteor Crater! That's right, your next family day out could involve seeing the results of a huge meteor that came all the way from space!

Located in Northern Arizona, a visit to the Meteor Crater Visitor Center gives the entire family a day out in nature, as well as an educational experience. Located right on the rim of the crater itself, the visitor center is a great place to start - the perfect gateway to discover all the wonders of THE best preserved meteorite site impact site on the entire planet!

A great way to start your adventure is to enjoy the 10 minute movie that explore the origins of the crater itself. Shown twice every hour, you can experience the incredible sound and explosive fury of the meteor's very heated trip through the atmosphere, and ultimate impact. What did this mean to the USA, and the world? 

The Discovery Center also includes displays on the never-ending process of impacts and collisions in our solar system.

To see the crater itself, you can enjoy the view from the air-conditioned indoor viewing area, or you can step out into the sun and take part in one of the many self-guiding observation paths. There are interpretive signs along the trails, as well as observation telescopes to get a better look. 

You can even see artifacts left from human exploration!

A fascinating day out in Arizona, at one of the most incredible landmarks on the planet. It's a part of the Earth's history, and you can have a front row ticket to explore it!

 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $18

Children: $9 (ages 6 to 17)

Discount: Seniors $16. Non-active military/veterans $9

Free Under: 5 years and free for active military

LAST UPDATED 2017

Need a little extra help?

Elevators and ADA accessibility at the Visitor Center entrance are available for guests with special needs.

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When can we go?

7am - 7pm daily. 8pm - 5pm non summer hours

Year round

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Any top tips?

Even on a self-guided rim tour, hang around for the offical rim tour. The tours are at 15 minutes past the hour from 9:15 to 2:10, weather permitting.

I’m Hungry!

They have a Subway sandwich shop for those rumbling tummies!

Healthy Eating

Make sure you have plenty of bottled water for you, that sun can get pretty draining!

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