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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:

Sky Quest

Saturdays and Sundays 1:30 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 Mars (via a cardboard rocket) - to the discovery of her “birthday star” that led her to become an astronomer and build her own mountain-top observatory. Narrated by Roxann Dawson (of Star Trek: Voyager), this program introduces the wonders of astronomy to people of all ages. Produced by Loch Ness Productions. $3 in addition to Museum admission.



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.


How Far? How Big?

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

How big is our universe? How far away are planets, stars and galaxies? How do we measure these distances? Explore the astronomical possibilities as we measure everything from the size of the Earth to the distance to the farthest galaxies in this original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium