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Now Showing in the Planetarium

Planetarium programs are available daily on a rotating basis. Visit the Events Calendar or Tickets page for program times and availability. (Schedules are subject to change on special event days.)

Shows begin promptly at their scheduled times. Due to the planetarium’s dark environment, late admission or re-admission once a program begins is not permitted. Please arrive early to allow time for seating. Tickets are $5 each (unless otherwise noted) and  purchases are non-refundable.

Now Showing Daily

Recommended for ages 4-11

Learn about the danger of space junk and the history of moon exploration as you follow the great adventure of three cats crisscrossing space on Galaxy Sweeper, the space junk cleaning shuttle.


Now Showing Daily

Recommended for all ages

Discover the stars, planets, and other celestial events visible in the sky tonight. This program will give you the skills needed to find your way around the spring night sky. This interactive show is different every time, so sit back, relax, and see what’s up in The Spring Sky Tonight!


Saturday Morning Showings

Recommended for ages 2 – 7

Explore the night sky with Big Bird, Elmo, and a friend from China named Hu Hu Zhu! Learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon. It’s the perfect introduction to space for our youngest astronomers and their adult star-guides.

Friday Night Lights

January 27 – April 28

Enjoy special evening presentations in the James H. Lynn Planetarium! A different program is presented each Friday night in January and February, ranging from live shows about the local night sky to feature presentations. Perfect for a fun night out with friends or a date night under the stars.

$5 Members/$8 Non-Members



Thank you to First Horizon Bank for their generous sponsorship of this season’s Friday Night Lights programs.




Coming This Summer! 

Expedition Reef will immerse you in a vibrant undersea adventure. Along the way, discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth—while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing. Narrated by Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga.