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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:

Season of Light

Showing December Only Saturdays 11 AM & 2:30 PM Sundays 2:30 PM Tuesday - Friday 3:30 PM

Discover how many endearing holiday customs developed, and how they involve lighting up the winter season-from the burning Yule log and sparkling Christmas tree lights to the lighting of luminaries and the Hanukah Menorah.

 

Nightwatch

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.

 

Red Starr’s Solar System Round-Up

Saturday – Sunday 1:30 PM; Free Tuesdays (2nd Tuesday of each month) 7 PM; Free Fridays (4th Friday of each month) 3:30 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. This program is an original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium. Planetarium shows are $3 in addition to General Admission.

The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System

Showing January - February Saturdays 11 AM & 2:30 PM; Sundays 2:30 PM; Tuesday – Friday 3:30 PM

Take an exciting tour of the Solar System looking in detail at each planet. Discover information about the formation of our system and new extra-solar planets. This program features exciting planetary images, beautiful computer animation, narration by Kate Mulgrew, Captain Katherine Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager and breathtaking music by John Serrie. The Planets was created by the Southeast Planetarium Association.

 

 

 

 

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