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Public Planetarium Programs

The planetarium is down as of July 30, 2014.
We are working hard to get it back up as soon as possible.
Please call 269-373-7979 for the latest information.

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum Planetarium is a 109 seat theater equipped with an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 4 Laser projection system and a 5.1 channel surround sound system.

State of the art computer graphics recreate the sky as seen from any location within three hundred light years of Earth, draw worlds of our solar system in stunning detail, or put visitors in virtual environments representing real or imaginary places and times. For viewing simulations of events in the sky, traveling across the universe, or watching computer graphics synchronized to your favorite music, this is the place to be.

Each theater seat is equipped with five-button keypad providing opportunities to interact with many of the shows. Also equipped with a Microsoft Kinect ™ interface, some visitors may be given an opportunity to take control of a segment of the show.

Ticket Purchases - Advance purchase of tickets for fee-based events can be made in person at the Museum or by phone with a credit/debit card. Call 269/373-7990 or 800/772-3370.

All tickets are $3/person. No refunds will be made on advance tickets. There is no late seating.