Currently Showing in the JLP 

*Due to scheduled maintenance, there will be no public planetarium shows on April 23, 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience.*

Tickets: $5 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 Sky Tonight!
Monday - Friday: 12 PM
Saturday: 12 PM & 3 PM
Sunday: 3 PM

Lie back under our always clear sky and discover the stars, planets, and other celestial events visible from your own backyard. Whether looking for the North Star and Big Dipper or seeking distant pulsars and galaxies, you’ll learn skills necessary to find your way in the sky and discover the wonders that await.  This live show is different every time, so stop back to see what’s up in The Sky Tonight! *This is a fully live planetarium program. Free Tuesdays 7 PM (standard fees apply)

Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Sunday - Friday at 2 PM
Saturday: 11 AM & 2 PM

Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the award-winning Magic Tree House® children's book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle.  Visit an observatory, talk to an astronaut, and then fly off to the deepest corners of the universe on a mission to discover the secrets of our Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more. This family favorite is sure to be a hit with all ages! *There will be live star shows within this program. Free Tuesdays 6 PM (standard fees apply)

Daily at 4 PM

Light is the key to unlocking the mysteries of space, but how do we really see the universe around us? Imagery from all over the world and heavens above are the backdrop for our story of a photon’s journey from the belly of a star, across the galaxy, to a young stargazer’s eye. Discover the science, technology, and medicine that allows us to understand how sight works, cure diseases of the eye, and correct vision. Narrated by astronomer and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson. *There will be live star shows within this program.


James H. Lynn Planetarium Special Program:

Our Carolina Sky

Friday, May 4 --7PM (tickets online here)

Friday, June 1

Friday, July 6

The night sky above the Carolinas is constantly changing; have you ever wondered what lies overhead?  Join us the first Friday of each month to discover how our sky has changed and to stay up-to-date with the newest space missions and discoveries. Take a live tour of the current month’s constellations and explore various topics ranging from the earliest history of astronomy to the latest advancements in the field. This new monthly program series is hosted by James H. Lynn Planetarium Director, Will Snyder.

*Programs last about an hour.