Please note that the planetarium will be closed until COVID-19 restrictions on "Movie-Theaters" have been lifted presumably during phase three of Governor Cooper's NC reopening plan.


As the second largest planetarium in North Carolina, the Schiele Museum’s James H. Lynn Planetarium and Science Theater is home to an immersive experience unlike anything else in the area and is a “must-see” attraction during a visit to the museum.

Featuring a fully digital projection system that surrounds the audience with a domed, 360-degree screen, the James H. Lynn Planetarium can do more than simply recreate the night sky. Become immersed in every show as we surround you with the wonders of the universe – on earth and beyond! More than just a place for space, our Science Theater’s unique environment has featured programs in every discipline – from history to biology – and has hosted world-renowned musical acts, astronauts, and even weddings.


Planetarium Schedule
Click here to view the current program schedule. Please note: due to the planetarium’s dark environment, late admission or re-admission once a program begins is not permitted. 
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, we may need to substitute shows. If you're planning to see a certain show, we recommend that you call our Reception Desk at 704.866.6900 to confirm presentation status.


Ticket Information
Tickets for planetarium programs are $5 per person unless otherwise stated (children 3 and younger are admitted free.) Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk or by calling 704.866.6900. Each Schiele Membership includes a number of complimentary planetarium tickets. Click here to learn about membership.


Group Rates & Field Trips
The planetarium is an excellent activity for groups. Please contact Lana DuPont at 704.854.6676 in advance for information regarding group rates. Click here to learn about field trip options.