Program Schedule

James H. Lynn Planetarium & Science Theater Program Schedule

Tickets: $5 per person, plus museum admission. Children 3 and younger admitted free.



The Sky Tonight!

Monday – Friday 12 PM

Saturday 12 & 2:30 PM

Sunday 2:30 PM

Lie back under the planetarium’s clear sky as we discover the stars, planets, and other celestial events visible from your backyard. Whether you are looking for the North Star and Big Dipper or seeking distant pulsars and galaxies, we will arm you with the tools necessary to find your way in the sky and discover the wonders that await.


Faster Than Light

Monday - Friday 3:30 PM

Saturday 11 AM & 3:30 PM

Sunday 3:30 PM

Enjoy dazzling virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future, based on ultra-high speeds, exotic fuels, and breakthrough concepts in physics.


From Earth to the Universe

Daily 1:30 PM

This stunning voyage through space and time conveys the universe revealed to us by science.


Coming Soon:


Our Carolina Sky

February 1, 2019 at 7 PM

The night sky above the Carolinas is constantly changing; have you ever wondered what lies overhead? Join us the first Friday of each month to discover how our sky has changed and to stay up-to-date with the newest space missions and discoveries. Take a live tour of the current month’s constellations and explore various topics ranging from the earliest history of astronomy to the latest advancements in the field. Tickets are $5 per person; children 3 and younger admitted free.


Love is in the Stars

February 9, 2019 at 7 PM

Gazing upon the night sky has long been a source of romance, but nothing ruins a romantic evening quite like the cold temperatures and cloudy nights. Enjoy a warm seat and be guaranteed a clear view of the celestial sights that twinkle overhead in our special romantic evening program. Join us in the James H. Lynn Planetarium for a guided tour of the many stories of love, loss, and lust that fill our evening sky. Bring your special someone to explore a variety of the sky’s most beautiful sights and discover the ancient love stories that are immortalized in the stars above. This program lasts approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 per person. 

All programs are subject to change. While we make every effort to present the shows as listed on our website and in our activities calendar, equipment issues may prevent their presentation and we may be forced to substitute shows. If you're planning to see a certain show, we recommend that you call our Reception Desk at 704.866.6900 to confirm presentation status. We apologize in advance for any problems our substitution policy may present.