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We are returning to our normal schedule with some minor changes.

starting July 1st Public Planetarium Shows will be $1 per person (3 & under will remain free).

Tuesday-Friday, Sunday 2pm & 4pm
Saturday 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm

Extra Shows are $1.50 per person.

We will have private hours of service 9:30am-11:30am. Please call (252) 939-3302 to reserve. Private groups range from $1.50-$2.50 per person dependent on the details of the booking.

**Until we are released from all local & state mandates for COVID masks and check-in procedures are required to enter our facilities. The planetarium will also close at 1pm & 3pm for 20-30min to allow for cleaning of the facility. Please help us hold to these requirements.**

About the Planetarium

Our 60-seat planetarium is a large, round room with a 24-foot giant dome where the sky (sun, moon, stars, planets, etc.) is projected.

Recently, we have upgraded from an Analog Spitz Projector to a digital ePlanetarium Discovery Dome (pictured above). We may now project full dome videos and take star exploration to the next level!

Take up close trips to planets, nebula, and other celestial phenomena. Daily shows automatically update for 10:00 pm each night, stargazing nights are set to update by the minute.

The planetarium doubles as a theater for movie nights, laser shows, video game tournaments, or other special presentations. Planetarium shows, held daily, are subject to change periodically. 

Planetarium Show Schedule

  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday, & Sunday: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Scheduled shows are free to the public until June 30th, starting July 1st scheduled shows will be $1.00 per person (3 & under remains free), any shows given to groups outside of the normal schedule are available for $1.50 per person.

Please contact us at 252-939-3302 to schedule school field trips, day camps and other groups. Anyone coming for a Planetarium show please arrive 10 minutes before show time and let the front desk know. Once a show has started the door is locked until the show is over.