Lick Observatory Gift Shop and Visitors Center

Visiting Lick Observatory

If you are planning a trip to the Observatory, be sure to check out the Travel & Visiting Information.

Gift Shop & Visitors Center Hours:

Year-Round: Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

Holidays: (holidays not mentioned follow normal days/hours of operation)

Lick Observatory Souvenirs ~ proceeds go directly to support the visitor and outreach mission of the observatory!

If you are lucky enough to visit Lick Observatory in person, you can take home souvenirs of your visit from our extensive selection of Lick Observatory sweatshirts, T-shirts, mugs, and astronomical photographs as well as posters, educational toys, and other astronomy-related goodies.

Not able to visit the Observatory any time soon? You can order many of the unique Lick Observatory Gift Shop items online here! (Check back often for new items, too.)


Ordering Information

See something you like? We can mail it to you! We can take your order either by phone (408-274-5061) during Visitor Center hours -- or, for faster service, by email: giftshop@ucolick.org. Please include the following information:

We will contact you with the total.


T-Shirts

The Lick Observatory Gift Shop has a variety of T-shirts in several colors to choose from. Several even glow in the dark!

Embroidered Polo Shirt
Colors: Navy Blue, Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  Was $24.99 -- Now $19.99!
Adult XXL, 3XL  Was $29.99 -- Now $22.49!

Embroidered Pocket T-Shirt
Colors: Navy Blue, Green, Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  Was $19.99 -- Now Buy-One-Get-One-Free!
Adult XXL, 3XL  Was $23.99 -- Now Buy-One-Get-One-Free!

36-inch Telescope T -- Glows in the Dark!
Color: Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  $21.99
Adult XXL, 3XL $24.99

Seasons T-shirt
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
Color: Natural/Organic Cotton
Ladies S, M, L, XL  $24.99

Brightest Stars T -- Glows in the Dark!
"The brightness of a star as seen from Earth is called its MAGNITUDE"
Sirius, Canopus, Vega, Betelgeuse, Rigel, Arcturus, Alpha Centauri, Beta Centauri, Capella
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
Color: Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  $21.99
Adult XXL  $24.99
Youth S, M, L  $16.50

Heavenly Bodies T -- Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations on Front and Back!
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
Color: Black
Adult S, M, L, XL  $24.99
Adult XXL, XXXL  $26.99
Youth S, M, L  $18.99

Goldilocks Zone T-shirt
"Not too hot... Not too cold... Earth is just right!"

Locker Patch Name Drop on Back
Colors: Blue or Purple
6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 mos, 2T, 3T, 4T
 $11.99

ABCs of Astronomy T-shirt
Color: Ash
6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 mos, 2T, 3T, 4T
 $11.99

Discontinued Styles
 
Lick Observatory Photo T
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Sage Green (Small only)
Natural (lighter than depicted) (S, XXL)
Blue (Sold Out)
Adult S  $16.99
Adult XXL, 3XL  $22.99

Mount Hamilton View T
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Color: Natural
Adult XXL, 3XL $24.99

 
Phases of the Moon T -- Glows in the Dark!
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Color: Black
Adult XXL  Was $20 -- Now $9.99!

Big Dipper T -- Glows in the Dark!
Interpretations of the Seven Stars from Many Cultures:
Aztec, British, Chinese, Eskimo, European, Greek, Native American, Roman
with Lick Logo on Sleeve
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Color: Blue
Adult XL  Was $20 -- Now $9.99!

Crew Neck Pullover Sweatshirt
with Lick Embroidery
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
Blue (M, XL, XXL)
Green (S, M, XL, XXL)
Black (M, XL, XXL)
Adult S, M, XL  Was $29.99 -- Now $19.99!
Adult XXL  Was $34.99 -- Now $19.99!

Hats

Under the sun or under the stars, we've got just the right thing to protect your head.

Flat Brim Ball Cap
Black, Dark Grey, Navy Blue
Cotton Twill with FlexFit Band
S/M or L/XL
$16.99

Curved Brim Ball Cap
Black, Grey, Navy Blue
Cotton Twill with FlexFit Band
S/M or L/XL
$16.99

Socks

Socks with stars and planets on them keep your feet warm and help you learn about the sky!

Constellation Socks
Color: Black
S, M, L, XL  $9.99

Constellation Socks
Color: White
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
S, XL  Was $8.99 -- Now $4.99!

Orion over Lick Socks
Color: White
This style is discontinued and sizes are limited as indicated:
S, XL  Was $8.99 -- Now $4.99!

 

Kids Constellation Socks
Colors: White with Black Heel/Toe
(Sorry, Red Discontinued)
Infant, Toddler, Child, Youth
$6.99

Kids Solar System Socks
Colors: White with Red Heel/Toe
Infant, Toddler, Child, Youth
$6.99

Gifts

Need a gift for a star-gazing friend? The Lick Observatory Gift Shop has many unusual astronomy and Lick Observatory related items to choose from.

Lick Observatory Sticker
Full Moon Behind the Main Building
5 1/2" x 3 1/2" (14 x 9 cm)
$1.49 each or
2/$2.49 Mix & Match Designs/Sizes


Lick Observatory Sticker
Domes of the Shane 3-meter Reflector, Great Lick 36" Refractor, and Nickel 1-meter Reflector
5 1/2" x 3 1/2" (14 x 9 cm)
$1.49 each or
2/$2.49 Mix & Match Designs/Sizes


Lick Observatory Sticker
Shane 3 meter Reflector
3 3/4" x 2 3/8" (9.5 x 6 cm)
$1.49 each or
2/$2.49 Mix & Match Designs/Sizes


Lick Observatory Sticker
Black & White
3 3/4" x 2 3/8" (9.5 x 6 cm)
$1.49 each or
2/$2.49 Mix & Match Designs/Sizes


Lick Observatory Embroidered Patch
$1.99


Great Lick 36" Refractor Telescope Coffee Cup
Microwave/Dishwasher Safe
Cobalt Blue with Silver Print 10-oz $4.49


Large 12-oz Panoramic Photo Mug
Was $12.99 -- Now $8.99!


Lick Observatory Shot Glass
$4.49


Eye on the Sky
Lick Observatory's First Century

$34.95


Lick Observatory Lightning Photo
Laurie Hatch Photography
Available as:
11" x 17" print $8.99
3.5" x 2.5" Magnet $4.59
4" x 9" PostCard $0.99
4" x 6" PostCard $0.65




Lick Observatory Shane 3-meter Reflecting Telescope
Mini Magnet or Lapel Pin

9/16" wide x 3/4" tall
$3.49














KeyChain Blue Earth Marble
1" Globe Made Of Recycled Glass
Geographically Accurate Full Color Natural Earth Continents
With More Than 50 Rivers
Silver-Plated Finding Allows The Globe To Spin Freely
Hold The Whole World In Your Hand!
Made In The USA
$9.99

Plastic License Plate Frame
Was $4.99 -- Now $2.99 each or 2 for $5!


Chrome License Plate Frame
$14.99


Great Refractor Canvas Tote
Was $19.99 -- Now $13.99!

Lick Observatory Popup Greeting Card
Key to the 8 Domes on Back of Card
with Envelope
8 1/4" x 5 1/4" (21 x 13.3 cm)
Laurie Hatch Photography
$4.99


Starry Nights at Lick Observatory Greeting Card
with Envelope
Lynette Cook
6" x 4 1/4" (15.3 x 10.8 cm)
$2.99





This superb video takes you behind the scenes of one of the world's great observatories. The story of Lick Observatory begins more than 100 years ago when the aging James Lick, an eccentric, self-made California millionaire, decided to leave behind him the world's greatest telescope. In 1888, a dozen years after his death, Lick's dream became reality with the completion of the first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory. Lick Observatory has been at the forefront of astronomical research ever since.

Enjoy an insider's tour of Mount Hamilton's major telescopes, from the Great 36-inch Refractor, to the famous Shane 120-inch Reflector. Hear Lick's astronomers and astrophysicists talk about the Observatory's remarkable accomplishments - from early discoveries to modern day research and technology.

DVD, 28 minutes, color

Lick Observatory DVD
$9.99