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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:


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 winter sky from your own backyard.


Hubble Vision II

Tuesday – Sunday 1:30 PM; Free Tuesdays the second Tuesday of each month) 7 PM; Free Fridays (the fourth Friday of each month) 3:30 PM

Take a fascinating tour of the cosmos from Earth orbit! Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided incredible images in unprecedented detail to astronomers, and made an astonishing array of discoveries – from nearby objects in the solar system to the most distant galaxies at the limits of the observable universe. This program features the best and most exciting Hubble images and reveals the cosmic secrets of planets, stars and galaxies.


Voice of the Night: American Indian Star Legends

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

The night sky comes alive with the traditional stories and legends told by American Indians for centuries. Travel back through time and space to discover how common story threads represented by the heavens weave their way across time and cultures in this original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium.