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Now Showing in the Planetarium

Now showing in the James H. Lynn Planetarium & Science Theater

Please call 704.866.6900 to confirm the daily program schedule.

Please note: on Monday, February 3, the 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, and 4 PM planetarium shows have been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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. Featuring a fully digital projection system that surrounds the audience with a domed, 360-degree screen, visitors become immersed in every show as we surround you with the wonders of the universe – on earth and beyond!

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

65 million years ago the last of the non-avian dinosaurs vanished from the fossil record. Scientists have discovered evidence that an impact from and extra-terrestrial object occurred at this same time. Is it possible that an asteroid collided with the Earth and wiped-out T. rex, Triceratops and the rest of the dinosaurs?

Schedule:

January & February 2020

Daily 1 PM & 3 PM

Tickets:

$5 per person + general museum admission

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

 

Super Volcanoes

A massive amount of energy lurks like a sleeping dragon beneath the surface of planet Earth. Explore rare and extremely devastating volcanic eruptions and discover the impact of gigantic volcanic episodes around the Solar System. Experience vivid recreations of cataclysmic eruptions form the past, and dive into the super volcano now gathering force beneath Yellowstone National Park.

Schedule:

January & February 2020

Daily 2 PM & 4 PM

Saturdays 11 AM

Tickets:

$5 per person + general museum admission

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:

SPECIAL PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS

Enjoy a special evening presentation in the James H. Lynn Planetarium. We offer a new program each month, ranging from live shows about the local night sky to feature presentations.

Tickets:

$5 per person, per show

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

Upcoming Programs

 

Friday, February 14th at 7 PM: Love is in the Stars

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Join us for a special Valentine's Day program in the planetarium! Stargaze with your sweetheart as we take a guided tour of the evening sky and discover the ancient love stories immortalized in the constellations above.


PLEASE NOTE: All programs are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to present the shows as listed on our website and in our events calendar, we may need to substitute shows. If you're planning to see a certain show, we recommend that you call our Admissions Desk at 704.866.6900 to confirm presentation status. 

Shows begin promptly at their scheduled time. 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.