Public Planetarium Shows

Image of the planet Saturn and its rings
Public Programs

Ticket Purchases - Advance purchase of tickets for fee-based events can be made in person at the Museum, by phone with a credit/debit card, or online. Please call 269.373.7990 or 800.772.3370 or check out our calendar for today's shows.

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. 
*Tickets are available online up to six hours before a performance. If you have questions or need assistance, please call 269-373-7990 during Museum hours.

There is no late seating. Please arrive about 15 minutes early to purchase your tickets.

Current Programs

  • Family Show: Perfect Little Planet
    Monday-Friday 11 a.m.
    Saturday 1 p.m.
    Sunday 2 p.m.
    June 16-September 9
    Grade K and up; 35 minutes
    Imagine the ultimate space vacation. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known dwarf planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Uranus's moon Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms on Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

  • Seasonal Stargazing Show: The Treasures of the Great Lakes
    Tuesday and Thursday 3 p.m.
    Saturday 2 p.m.
    June 16-September 8, 2018
    Grade 5 and up; 45 minutes
    The Great Lakes, formed by retreating glaciers, have been navigated by ships carrying resources and finished goods to and from the surrounding region. Learn how navigators on the Great Lakes have used the night sky and lighthouses to guide them to their destinations. Discover how you can use bright stars as “lighthouses” to guide you through the constellations.

  • Feature Show: Journey to Space
    Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 3 p.m.
    June 16 - September 9, 2018
    Grades 4 and up; 40 minutes
    Humans have an inherent need to explore what lies beyond the next horizon. This drive combined with emerging technologies from sailing ships, air travel, and rockets has opened up new vistas for us to contemplate. Where will humans go in the future following the Space Shuttle program? What might these future missions look like, and what are problems of long-term space flight that must be solved as we learn how to journey beyond our planet?

  • Music Light Shows: Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here
    Saturday 4 p.m.
    June 16-September 8, 2018
    Grade 5 and up; 50 minutes
    This music light show features the music of Pink Floyd's album "Wish You Were Here" synchronized with video light effects created by Starlight Productions.

  • Advanced Explorations for the Curious Mind: Distant Worlds - Alien Life?
    Sunday 4 p.m.
    July 15 - August 12, 2018
    Grade 5 and up; 51 minutes
    Investigate the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our solar system and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

  • Advanced Explorations for the Curious Mind: SEEING!
    Sunday 4 p.m.
    August 19 - September 9, 2018
    Grade 3 and up; 24 minutes
    Follow a photon's journey across the galaxy, weaving a tale of the journey of humanity that discovered the science, technology, and medicine that allow us to understand how sight works, cure diseases of the eye, and correct vision.