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Gastonia, NC 28054
P 704-866-6900
F 704-866-6041
Current Shows

Due to recent technical difficulties, please call 704.866.6908 to find out if the planetarium is running shows for the day.

For museum admission prices, click here.

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 showing for December at the planetarium:

Season of Light

Saturdays, 11 AM and 2:30 PM; Sundays, 2:30 PM

Enjoy our holiday program during the "coldest and darkest of seasons." Discover how many of the world's endearing holiday customs developed and how they involve lighting up the winter season.


Sky Quest

Tuesday - Sunday 1:30; Free Tuesdays (2nd Tuesday of the month) 6 PM; Free Fridays (4th Friday of the month) 3:30 PM

Sky Quest is an exploration of the stars, planets, and constellations told from the viewpoint of an astronomer. Share her lifelong fascination with the heavens--from her childhood adventures on Mras (via her cardboard rocket) to the dicovery of her "birthday star" that led her to become and astronomer and build her own mountain-top observatory. This program is produced by Loch Ness Productions.


Oceans In Space

Tuesdays - Fridays 11 AM & 3:30 PM; Saturdays 11 AM & 2:30 PM; Sundays 2:30 PM

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.