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, by phone with a credit/debit card. Call 269.373.7990 or 800.772.3370, or online.

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: The Little Star that Could
    Saturday at 1 pm; Sunday at 2 pm
    March 18 - June 16, 2017
    Within a cloud of interstellar gas, a condensation forms and warms up until the little star is born. As the little star looks around, he sees a sky filled with stars. Visiting with an old star, he learns that stars should have planets to travel along with them. The little star sets off on a search to find planets of his own. Along his journey, the little star meets cool red stars and hot blue-white stars. He meets double stars, a star cluster, and finally the Milky Way. His final lesson is that planets form with stars, and that he has a collection of nine planets orbiting around him. The planets give the little star his name, Sol, and they form his Solar System, which lives in one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way.


  • Stargazing Program: MI Spring Skies

    Tues & Thurs at 3 p.m.; Sat at 2 p.m.
    March 18 - June 15, 2017
    The night sky above your backyard is a wondrous place, where bright stars, constellations, planets, and passes of the International Space Station can be observed. Come learn how to identify and make these celestial treasures of the season your own with our experienced "tour guides" of the night sky. In addition, a handout will be provided that includes a star chart, observing tips, and resources for both beginning and experienced stargazers.


  • Featured Program: Journey to Space
    Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 3 p.m.
    March 18 - June 16, 2017
    Man has 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 man 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 Show: Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here
    Saturdays at 4 p.m.
    March 18 - June 11, 2017
    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.


  • Music Light Show: U2
    Sundays at 4p.m.
    March 19 - June 11, 2017
    You’ve heard the band—now see the music. State-of-the-art laser animation graphics set to the music of U2. Songs include Where the Streets Have No Name, Pride (In the Name of Love), Beautiful Day, Mysterious Ways, and With or Without You. It's out of this world!