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, astronaut lectures, and even weddings.

Planetarium tickets are available online. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Members, to use your complimentary passes, please contact the Admissions Desk at 704-866-6900 to reserve your seats. 

Planetarium Schedule

Programs rotate on a monthly basis. 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.

Ticket Information

Tickets for planetarium programs are $5 per person unless otherwise stated (children 3 and younger are admitted free.) As Schiele Membership includes a number of complimentary planetarium tickets, those wanting to use their complimentary tickets should contact the Admissions Desk at 704-866-6900.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable. Due to the planetarium’s dark environment, late admission or readmission once a program begins is not permitted.

Group Rates & Field Trips

The planetarium is an excellent activity for groups. Please contact Stephanie Austin at or 704-854-6676 in advance for information regarding group rates.