Program Schedule

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

Please call 704.866.6900 to confirm the daily program schedule.

The planetarium will be closed on Monday, December 9, 2019 in preparation for the Laser Music Shows. 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!

Laser Music Shows

December 14 - 21, 2019

Experience your favorite holiday, pop, rock, and country classics like never before! Music will come alive under the planetarium’s immersive dome through state-of-the-art laser graphics, 3D atmospheric effects, and live 360 degree lighting. This program is not recommended for young children or individuals with sensitivities to light or sound.

Tickets are $5 in advance / $8 at the door.

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Season of Light

Discover why the coldest and darkest season holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. Trace the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season - from the burning of the Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights, to the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah and the Christmas Star.


December 2019

Daily 2 PM & 4 PM

Saturdays 11 AM


$5 per person + general museum admission

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)


Let It Snow

Join us this holiday season for a festive sing-a-long featuring music from Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives, Ella Fitzgerald, and more! Get into the spirit of the season with immersive, artistic visuals filling the dome around you synchronized to the winter soundtrack guaranteed to entertain carolers of all ages. Experience the sounds of the season in a unique show unlike anything else in our area. Don't miss a dazzling finale by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra that will kick off your holiday celebrations!


December 2019

Daily 1 PM & 3 PM


$5 per person + general museum admission

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)



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.


$5 per person, per show

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

Upcoming Programs

Friday, January 3rd at 7 PM: 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.


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

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special program in the James. H. Lynn Planetarium! Additional details coming soon.

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.