Planetarium

Image of tree line with the Milky Way above.
Public Planetarium Programs

Explore the universe, travel through time, or dive to the bottom of the Great Lakes. You will discover a new adventure with each visit to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum planetarium.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Museum front desk, in advance, by phone with a credit/debit card by calling (269) 373-7990 or (800) 772-3370 , or online.

Tickets are $3 per person. Children 2 and under are free.

* Non-refundable tickets may be purchased up to a week in advance. 
* Ticket holders must present tickets 15 minutes prior to start time or forfeit their seat without refund, if there is a wait list for other patrons. 
*Tickets are available online up to six hours before a show. If you have questions or need assistance, please call (269) 373-7990 during Museum hours.

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

Current Programs

  • Graphic title image from the planetarium show Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?
    Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

    Monday-Friday 11 a.m.
    Saturday 1 p.m.
    March 16-June 14, 2019
    Grade 4 and up
    Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all species, including the dinosaurs? Learn about Earth's largest extinction events and celestial objects that periodically hit Earth.

  • Graphic title image from the planetarium show In My Backyard
    In My Backyard
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
    2 p.m.
    March 17-June13, 2019
    Pre-K to 2nd Grade
    Through story and song, children's entertainer Fred Penner invites you to his backyard to explore the sky and the world around us.

  • Graphic logo for the plantearium show The First Stargazers
    The First Stargazers
    Daily
    2 p.m.
    March 16-June 13, 2019
    Grade 6 and up
    Journey back in time to explore how the first stargazers experienced the sky above. Discover the pyramids of Giza and view how they align to the skies. See the Parthenon, Stonehenge, and other places inspired by the first stargazers.

  • Graphic Logo for the plaentarium show Dinosaurs at Dusk
    Dinosaurs at Dusk
    Daily
    3 p.m.
    March 16-June14, 2019
    Grade 4 and up
    Join Lucy and her father as they explore the past to discover the evolution of dinosaurs into modern-day birds. Experience stunning visuals as you travel by various vehicles across a changing planet.


    Trailer for the planetarium show Dinosaurs at Dusk on YouTube.

  • Graphic image for the Led Zeppelin music show in the planetarium.
    Led Zeppelin
    4 p.m.
    Saturdays
    March 16-June 8, 2019
    Grade 5 and up
    Experience many of Led Zeppelin's classics in 5.1 surround sound set to immersive and surrealistic computer-generated effects.


    Led Zeppelin Planetarium Trailer from Kalamazoo Valley Museum on Vimeo.

  • Title graphic for the planetarium show From Earth to the Universe
    From Earth to the Universe
    Sunday 4 p.m.
    April 28-June 9, 2019
    Grade 6 and up
    The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths, and awe for as long as there have been people. From Earth to the Universe is a voyage through space and time that illustrates how science and technology have been used to reveal both the wonder and workings of the universe. Within this journey, revel in the splendor that makes up the worlds of our solar system, explore the birthplaces and remnants of stars that have died in their brilliant colors, and travel far beyond the Milky Way to the realm of the galaxies and the furthest reaches of the observable universe.


    Trailer for the planetarium show From Earth to the Universe on YouTube.