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Gastonia, NC 28054
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Current Shows

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Tickets: $3 for all visitors, plus museum admission. Children 3 and younger admitted free.

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 704.866.6908 to confirm presentation status. We apologize in advance for any problems our substitution policy may present.

The following programs are now showing at the planetarium:


March 6 - May 31, Saturdays and Sundays 3:30

There is more in the night sky than you can see with your naked eye. Learn how to explore the universe with binoculars and small telescopes without leaving your own backyard. Discover what you can see in the winter sky from your own backyard.


Light Years From Andromeda

March 6 - May 31, Saturdays 11 AM & 2:30 PM; Sundays 2:30 PM; Tuesday - Friday 3:30 PM

A new program in the James H. Lynn Planetarium! A beam of light leaves the Andromeda Galaxy and travels across the void of intergalactic space, paralleling the development of life on earth. A Loch Ness Production, this show explores properties of light and helps to define the immense distances to the stars in relation to human concepts of time.


Red Starr's Solar System Roundup

March 6 - May 31, Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30 PM

Saddle-up with Red Starr and his sidekick Solar Max while they check out their herd of planets they tend on the Solar System Ranch. This up-to-date program about the planets features images from the latest fleet of spacecraft exploring our neighborhood in outer space. Red Starr’s Solar System Round-Up is an original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium.