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Program Schedule

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

Please call 704.866.6900 to confirm the daily program schedule.

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!

 

 

The Sun, Our Living Star

The Sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. Although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. Explore the secrets of our star and experience the never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in this immersive program. Please note: this program is not recommended for individuals with sensitivities to light. 

Schedule:

Monday – Friday 3:30 PM

Saturday 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM

Sunday 2:30 PM

Show Length:

Approximately 35 minutes

Tickets:

$5 per person + general museum admission

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

 

 

Dynamic Earth

Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate, following a trail of energy that flows from our Sun into the interconnected systems that create our weather systems. Ride on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and whales and fly into fiery volcanoes!

Schedule:

Monday – Friday 1:30 PM

Saturday 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM

Sunday 3:30 PM

Show Length:

Approximately 35 minutes

Tickets:

$5 per person + general museum admission

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

 

 

Grossology & You

Join Noreen Neuron, host of the “Personal Universe” game show, as she leads us through a competition to decide which body system is the best and brightest. Will it be Scabby, the immune system, Boogie, the respiratory system, or Flatus, the digestive system? Laugh and learn as these animated characters explore the inner workings of the human body!

Schedule:

Saturday 11 AM

Sunday 1:30 PM

Show Length:

Approximately 35 minutes

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.

Schedule:

First Friday of each month at 7 PM

Show Length:

Approximately 45 minutes

Tickets:

$5 per person, per show

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

Upcoming Programs

November 1: Our Carolina Sky

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The night sky above the Carolinas is constantly changing; have you ever wondered what lies overhead? Join us to discover how our sky has changed and to stay up-to-date with the newest space missions. Take a live tour of the constellations and explore various topics ranging from the earliest history of astronomy to the latest advancements in the field.


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.