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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 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

Travel with Rudy the Rabbit and Roddy Robot as they visit the Planetarium to explore the planets, stars, and other wonders of the universe in this original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium. This program is and ideal way to introduce the young (and young at heart) to the Planetarium.


Nine Planets and Counting

Saturdays 11 AM & 2:30 PM; Sundays 2:30 PM; Tuesday – Friday 3:30 PM

How many planets are there? Nine? Eight? Ten? Twelve? Astronomers and planetologists can't agree! Nine Planets and Counting examines the continuing debate about just how Earth's neighbors are classified. Tou the solar system while enjoying spectacular photographs, exciting new discoveries beyond Pluto, and information that won't be outdated next week.