Self-Guided Tours

Visitors Guide

A 13-page Visitors Guide is available for purchase at the Cosmic Cafe., or  you can  print your own brochure for a self-guided tour and map of Mount Wilson Observatory.

An Interactive Map

To explore the telescopes and other sites on observatory online, click on the interactive map of the Observatory, to the right.

Mountaintop Map

To see a map of the whole  mountaintop, click on this map to the right. It shows the location of the entrance, parking, and Cosmic Cafe, as well as various trails that lead up to the Observatory.

Spherical Panoramic Tour 

Take an incredible spherical panoramic tour prepared for the Observatory by Carel Struycken, Star Trek’s Mr. Homn and Adams Family member Lurch. Click here to load the tour. It will take you to 20 different spots on the mountain, including spaces not open to visitors. Use the built-in navigation bar to select your vantage point, zoom in and out, switch to full screen, and turn auto-rotation on/off. Then click and drag your cursor go left-right and up-down. There is no direction in which you cannot look! For more about Mr. Struycken’s amazing spherical panoramas, click here.