Welcome to the Sunsphere!

Built for the 1982 World’s Fair, the Sunsphere is a one-of-a-kind structure. The 4th Floor Observation Deck offers a breathtaking 360-degree view stretching from downtown to the Great Smoky Mountains including World’s Fair Park, the Tennessee River, and the University of Tennessee Campus. A 1982 World’s Fair timeline, gallery, memorabilia, and gift shop await visitors.

NOTICE: The Sunsphere Observation Deck is closed 1:30-2:30 for an employee meal break. 

Plan Your Visit

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  • Purchase tickets online or at the base of the Sunsphere using the QR code.
  • Arrive at the base of the Sunsphere at the start of your reservation time.
  • An associate will arrive to bring you to the observation deck and museum at your reservation time.
  • Adults & Kids over 12: $5 per person
  • Kids 12 & Under: $1
  • *Please Note*: We have limited space and need to account for everyone in the tour group.
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

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