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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.


The Light-Hearted Astronomer

Saturday – Sunday 1:30 PM; Free Tuesdays (the second Tuesday of each month) 6 PM; Free Fridays (the fourth Friday of each month) 3:30 PM

Ken Fulton has been described as the light-headed astronomer, but he is best known for his book, The Light-Hearted Astronomer. Naked eye and binocular observing are promoted in this adaptation, along with the personal experience and enjoyment of astronomy. Visitors will also learn how NOT to buy a telescope...perfect information for the upcoming Holiday season!


Is There Anybody Out There?

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

Are we alone? Mankind has pondered the question of other intelligent life in the universe for millennia. This program explores technology that we may use to detect alien civilizations, what we might discover and assesses the probabilities of life beyond our planet in this original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium.