Public Planetarium Shows

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Public Programs

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.

* Non-refundable tickets may be purchased up to 1 week ahead of a scheduled event. 
* Ticket holders must present their tickets 15 minutes prior their scheduled event start time, or forfeit their seat without refund should there be a wait list for other patrons. 

There is no late seating.

The will not be evening shows on Friday, March 3, 2017 and afternoon shows on Saturday, March 4, 2017.


Current Shows

  • Family Program: In My Backyard
    Monday-Friday at 11 am; Saturday at 1 pm; Sunday at 2 pm
    January 7 - March 17, 2017
    Through story and song, children’s entertainer Fred Penner invites you to his backyard to explore the changes of the seasons, the concepts of day and night, our Earth, its Moon, neighboring planets, and familiar constellations such as the Big Dipper. It’s a fun exploration of the world around us.

  • Stargazing Program: Eclipse 2017

    Tues & Thurs at 3 p.m.; Sat at 2 p.m.
    January 7 - March 16, 2017
    See a simulation of the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, and view how the motions of Earth and the Moon cause solar and lunar eclipses. Review some recent eclipses and safe ways to view solar eclipses before getting details of the upcoming total solar eclipse.

  • Featured Program: Ice Worlds
    Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 3 p.m.
    January 7 - March 17, 2017
    Ice Worlds explores the role of ice in the Universe. It is found in the Rings of Saturn, the mountain-sized dirty snowballs we call comets, making the moons of the outer Solar System, and covering the Polar Regions of the Earth. Studies of this frozen material lead to a better understanding of our own world.

  • Music Light Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Saturdays 4 p.m.
    January 7 - March 12, 2017
    Experience “The Wall” like never before. Our Pink Floyd series culminates with the band’s 11th studio album set to stunning laser graphics. Largely based on bassist and lyricist Roger Waters, the character Pink is the world-weary focus of this concept album as he slowly isolates himself from society, represented by the metaphorical “Wall” of the album title. Feel the sub-woofer, experience world-class graphics, and break through “The Wall.”