Planetarium

Currently Closed

All Ages

Accessible

$4+ Admission

Explore the universe and survey the night sky, all from your seat. Our planetarium programs are live and interactive, so bring your questions and curiosity.

Explore the universe with us!

The Lawrence Planetarium is closed while we move the dome to a new, more central location! While this move is happening, we’re working on updating and expanding opportunities to visit worlds and spaces usually only available in our imaginations.

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Search the Sky

Videos brought to you by the Lawrence Planetarium at UC Berkeley, hosted by John Erickson the Director of the Planetarium.

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Imagine the Sky Tonight

What stars can you see in the sky this time of year? What shapes and stories can you imagine among them? We will give you a star map and teach you to find constellations, the starry patterns of the night sky. We might also find planets, star clusters, and other hidden treasures of the night sky. We will even imagine that we are flying away from Earth to make observations from far off in space.

How Big Is the Universe

You know that the Solar System is big. Is a galaxy bigger? How much bigger? How do astronomers measure how big and how far away the Moon or a star or a galaxy is? We will actively explore these questions, and we’ll take a tour from Earth to the farthest edge of the observable Universe.

About The Planetarium

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You’re Part of the Show

All of our programs are live and interactive, packed with exploration, activities, and questions.

Access + Comfort

  • 50-person capacity
  • Reclined-back seating
  • Wheelchair-accessible

Immersive Technology

This innovative audiovisual experience is brought to you by our uniquely-sourced components.

Our programming is active in 220+ planetariums worldwide

Thoughtfully crafted and developed by the Planetarium Activities for Student Success (PASS) project

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The First of Its Kind

Built in 1973, ours was the very first participatory planetarium. Instead of a lecture-style experience, visitors are invited to engage and actively explore the cosmos.

Plan Your Visit

The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!

Admission

General

Age 3+: $20

Kids under 2: FREE

Members: FREE

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Admission + $4

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