Planetarium

Explore the universe in our interactive Planetarium for ALL ages! Planetarium programs are available every Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays.

Tickets $4 after admission

Our geodesic dome is installed with a single, fish-eye digital full-dome projection system. The 45-seat Planetarium is wheelchair accessible. Learn more about the planetarium.

Program Schedule

Presented every Saturday and Sunday, plus some holidays, including Veteran's Day (11/11) and Black Friday (11/28). Daily shows for the winter holidays run from December 20th through January 4th, but there are no shows on November 1st, December 24th and 25th. Planetarium doors open every half hour starting at 11:30 a.m. with the last show opening at 2:00 p.m., per the schedule below. Programs are approximately 20 minutes long, and are presented live with interactive activities. Questions and exploration are encouraged in all programs!

Beginning September 20

Shows on Weekends and Holidays
11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Imagine the Sky Tonight
What is a constellation? How do you find one? Identify starry patterns in the sky, make up your own patterns, and blast off for a personal trip among the stars!

12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Searching for Other Earths
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. How did Kepler do it? Is another Earth among them?

12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. What's in Your Zodiac Sign?
What kind of astronomical surprises will you find inside of your zodiac sign? Peer deep into zodiac constellations with the Kepler space telescope's new K2 Mission. Search for nearby exoplanets and other astrophysical discoveries in constellations like Sagittarius, Taurus, and more.

 

Planetarium Tickets

Tickets are $4 per person, and are sold at the Visitor Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone must have their own ticket. Planetarium Membership Passes must be exchanged at the Visitor Services Desk for that day's tickets.

 

Stargazing

View the stars and more after-hours from the Plaza of the Hall.

 

Astronomy Events and Products

Our experienced educators have teamed up with space scientists at UC Berkeley, NASA, and beyond to create a variety of exciting and effective space sciences products.

 

 


Astrocast.TV presents Our Night Sky

Learn what you can see in the sky each month with Our Night Sky.
Click play to view. Best seen Full Screen.