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.


Current Shows

  • Family Program: Season of Light
    Monday-Friday at 11 am; Saturday at 1 pm; Sunday at 2 pm
    November 25, 2016 - January 6, 2017
    Near the time of the winter solstice we experience the longest nights of the year. During this season we engage in traditions that can be traced back to distant ancestors who celebrated the Sun’s annual return to the North. Explore how fires, candles, Christmas Trees, and even Santa Claus became a part of our holiday season. Learn about astronomical events that may account for the Star of Bethlehem.

  • Stargazing Program: Orion Nights

    Tues & Thurs at 3 p.m.; Sat at 2 p.m.
    November 25, 2016 - January 6, 2017
    During cold winter nights, the bright stars of Orion the Hunter twinkle overhead. In this autumn constellation program, learn to find stars within the constellations and how they go through a cycle of birth, aging, and death as their fuel is consumed.

  • Featured Program: Mystery of the Christmas Star
    Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 3 p.m.
    November 25, 2016 - January 6, 2017
    Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem in Mystery of the Christmas Star as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.

  • Music Light Show: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
    Saturdays at 4 p.m.
    Art Hop Fridays at 8 p.m.
    Pink Floyd’s progressive 8th album is put to stunning visuals that will send you to the moon. The album remained on Billboard charts for an amazing 741 weeks from 1973 until 1988, longer than any other record in history. The music you know is taken to a new level when combined with stunningly crisp laser graphics and shown on the planetarium’s dome.

  • Music Light Show: Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here
    Sundays at 4 p.m.
    Art Hop Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
    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.