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1500 East Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
P 704-866-6900
F 704-866-6041
Current Shows

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 now showing at the planetarium:


Saturdays and Sundays 3:30 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. Discover what you can see in the summertime sky from your own backyard.


Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories

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

Join Grandpa Ben on a family camping trip and hear lively stories about the night sky and its constellations. A fun, family-friendly presentation for all ages.


Oceans In Space

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

The search for life in the universe begins deep in the Earth’s oceans and extends out to the stars! Explore conditions make life favorable on our planet and throughout the universe. Discover the diversity of life here even as humans embark on the search for life in the universe.