The planetarium is currently closed for maintenance.
Planetarium tickets are available online. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Members, please note, to use your complimentary passes you will need to contact the Front Desk at 704.866.6900 to reserve your seats.
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.
Click here to view the current program schedule. Programs rotate on a monthly basis. 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 you call our Front Desk at 704.866.6900 to confirm presentation status.
Tickets for planetarium programs are $5 per person unless otherwise stated (children 3 and younger are admitted free.) Tickets can be purchased online. Schiele Membership includes a number of complimentary planetarium tickets. Schiele member that want to use their complimentary tickets should contact the Front Desk by calling 704.866.6900. Click here to learn about membership.
Note that ticket purchases are non-refundable.
Group Rates & Field Trips
The planetarium is an excellent activity for groups. Please call 704.854.6676 in advance for information regarding group rates. Click here to learn about field trip options.