Now Showing in the Planetarium




Monday - Saturday Daily at 11:30 AM

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system, following a trail of energy that flows from our Sun into the interconnected systems that create our climate. You’ll 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! Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Liam Neeson.

Suggested for ages 10 years+


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Monday - Friday at 1:30 PM

Saturdays at 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.”

Viewers peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!

Suggested for ages 5+.


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Monday - Friday at 2:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 & 3:30 PM

 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! 

Recommended for all ages.

  Limited tickets available per show and are available for purchase online.


$5 per person

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

Can't get enough of our planetarium programs? Check out our Friday Night Lights program taking place every Friday night from 5 - 7 PM.


Join us in the planetarium each week for Friday Night Lights, where you can enjoy a special evening presentation under the dome! We offer a new program each week, ranging from live shows about the local night sky to feature presentations. Click on image for more info on programs.



Planetarium Program Tickets:

  • Adult: 19 years + ($8)
  • Youth: 4 - 18 years ($8)
  • Child: 3 and under (free)

Tickets for Schiele Members are $5 pp ages 4 years & up. Member planetarium passes are not eligible for use for these evening programs.

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.