MWO founder George Ellery Hale atop Mt. Wilson, 1904 Huntington Library


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Poster by Shauna Summers

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays,
10 am - 5 pm,
April 4 thru November 29, 2015

Come up the mountain for a wonderful lunch in
an incomparable setting!

Mount Wilson Observatory's Cosmic Cafe Cafe offers a variety of fresh-made sandwiches and other treats and souvenirs to visitors to the Observatory. The Cafe is located in the Pavilion overlooking the large parking lot at the entrance to the Observatory. A map and driving directions to Mount Wilson Observatory are available here. Weekend tour tickets are also sold at the Cafe.

The Cafe is a welcoming and refreshing destination at the end of the road or the trail for hikers and bikers as well as for those who wish to discover the wonders of Mount Wilson Observatory from the comfort of their automobiles following a memorable trip through the Angeles National Forest. U.S. Forest Service Adventure Passes are available at the cafe during our weekend business hours.

We have a new menu this year, free Wi-Fi, and other amentities to make your visit more pleasant! So come see us on Mount Wilson where all your purchases help preserve this world heritage-class Observatory.