Now Showing in the Planetarium

 Please note the planetarium will be closed on the following dates: November 5, 7, 12, 19 & 25 and December 1, 2, 24, & 25.


 Programs are available on a daily basis and the programs rotate each month. Online tickets will reflect the program times, titles, & availability.




Birth of Planet Earth

This program tells the twisted tale of our planet's origins. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own. How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system's violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?




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

This November: the Leonid Meteor Shower will peak around the pre-sunrise hours of November 17th. Spectators can see around 10-15 meteor per hour looking toward the constellation Leo the Lion (looks like a backward question mark in the sky)! Make sure you are in a dark viewing area and give your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust.

Recommended for all ages.

For program times, please click on PURCHASE TICKETS, then the date you'd like to visit & select planetarium for availability. 



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$5 per person

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

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. Ticket purchases are non-refundable.