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Discovery Park Mt. Graham International Observatory
1651 Discovery Park Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546, United States
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Li
Review №1

Quite and regal, beautiful uninhibited location. Worth a trip just to cruise nature and it’s beauty in the Arizona region.

Ma
Review №2

I LOVE this place. It is an all around learning experience,but, its fun. They have an Observatory w/20 telescope;Museum of local history;planetary walk thru that speaks to you& lets you hear sounds from space;&a full immersion ride thru space from discovery park!!Thats only the MAIN building. There is another ENTIRE museum of the history& native people from this area.You could spend a week here & not see all this park has to offer. A GREAT way to pique kids interests in science.

Tr
Review №3

Some really great science exhibits, we are very lucky to have it here in Eastern Arizona

Be
Review №4

Beautiful, peaceful retreat. Lots of birds and other wildlife.

Da
Review №5

All of the events were fun for the kids and the adults. The staff were very polite and worked great with the kids. Really enjoyed the static electricity show. Wanted to see the planetarium show but it was always to full by the time I got up to it. Wish the weather was warmer so I couldve stayed for the later shows. Disecting the owl pellets was a ball of fun. My son enjoyed it so much. We found all kind of bones. Very informative and educational. We cant wait to go back next year.

Bl
Review №6

Great place for a walk, to learn a bit about science, or to sit and meditate. They also have great field trips for elementary schools. This is where tours start for the MGIO. EAC also offers various classes on the property. Pay attention to gate hours so your car doesnt get locked in overnight.

Ra
Review №7

My son and myself very much enjoyed this weekend that started at Discovery park and ended there as well. The tour of the telescopes was the highlight of my year and I plan on going again as soon as I can. I recommend it to anyone.

Je
Review №8

Me and my girlfriend when there at night around 11 pm. And it was awesome.Layed down and stargazed then walked trails with flashlights . And snooped around.We left just in time to drive by security. Hahaha. As far as open hours I have no clue. Maybe well go back.

Ro
Review №9

Nice area. Road needs some attention

Ja
Review №10

One of our familys favorite places. We always learn something new. I dont really write reviews but this is one place in town that I dont think gets enough credit. Bring the family up on a Saturday evening to ride the shuttle or on a clear Saturday night even get a chance to look through the big telescope on site. If you love space, come learn with Jackie or any of the other awesome staff.

Ab
Review №11

This place is my favorite so far in Safford for picnics. Also, it is great place to have event. I had my wedding here and the management helped us a lot in making it a perfect wedding.In addition, you can bring your kids here to learn some astronomy.

De
Review №12

Discovery Park is great. The people who run the joint are awesome! School kids love this place and the people of the Gila Valley are blessed to have such an awesome resource!

Ti
Review №13

Have our detention acdemy here and they are very accommodating and friendly

Ka
Review №14

This place is amazing! Love it every time I go. But they should check everyone is out before they lock the gates

Sa
Review №15

Main building was closed over an hour early. Kids were super disappointed.

Ty
Review №16

You should probably have someone answering the phone when it is during your business hours. Also, the website has posted hours and the sign on the way to the park and the door all have the same hours posted, but on the door it has a hanger that says they are closed until 5 (their posted hours say they close at 4)(i went at 2 in the afternoon). There is no explanation as to why and there were a bunch of cars, so people were in there.

Ch
Review №17

I love the outdoors and the pond and the trails sure make for great exercise and family days outdoors.

Li
Review №18

Pretty cool experience! Just wish the sky was clear to look through the telescope!

De
Review №19

A great place to visit. They serve the schools and community by having STEAM activities.

Ap
Review №20

Had a great time with the 5th grade class Duncan Arizona today at the Discovery Park very educational and a lot of fun

Do
Review №21

Great knowledgeable place to visit

Je
Review №22

Kind of a neat place, was here for a training and enjoyed it. Really needs some TLC.

Me
Review №23

Very disappointed!! Made two trips to visit the Discovery Center during their posted office hours to find it CLOSED - with no notice of why or when it would reopen. Were sorry we missed out...had really looked forward to the shuttle ride. Did tour the wildlife habitat - what a shame that its a total mess!!

Je
Review №24

The EAC staff that administers this Park doesnt update their website. They dont return messages and if you want to call them expect to leave plenty of messages. This is all in part because ive came up to the doors during business hours and vehicles were there but doors were locked.

Ma
Review №25

I love the hands on learning stations.

Co
Review №26

Such a cool place!

Mi
Review №27

Very difficult to get a tour for a family of 5 and they are slow to respond, very.

Na
Review №28

Love it.

Da
Review №29

Discovery Park makes education fun

Ed
Review №30

Wonderful!!Very interesting and well kept.

du
Review №31

Awesome place very informative

Wi
Review №32

Acoustics are poor. A/C-Heating is ineffective & loud.

Ra
Review №33

Discovery Park is a very beautiful place

De
Review №34

Love Discovery Park.

Ro
Review №35

Empty

Mi
Review №36

Was closed for no apparent reason

Fe
Review №37

Great place to spend with family.

Am
Review №38

Awesome

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  • Address:1651 Discovery Park Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546, United States
  • Site:http://www.eac.edu/
  • Phone:+1 928-428-6260
Categories
  • Tourist attraction
  • Observatory
Working hours
  • Monday:8:30am–4:30pm
  • Tuesday:8:30am–4:30pm
  • Wednesday:8:30am–4:30pm
  • Thursday:8:30am–4:30pm
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:8:30am–4:30pm
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
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