Goldendale Observatory reopens with a limited schedule

The Goldendale Observatory north of Goldendale, Washington (photo credit: Washington State Parks)

Washington State Parks reopened the Goldendale Observatory State Park Heritage Site at a reduced capacity on Saturday, April 24, after an extended closure due to the COVID pandemic.

The free observatory programs are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only, and advanced registration is required.

The observatory is not open for drop-in visitors and private tours. Night programs will not be offered until further notice.

The observatory is located two miles north of Glendale, in Southcentral Washington. Get more information and make reservations for tours at

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