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Now Showing in the Planetarium

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

Please note that the planetarium will be closed for maintenance until Tuesday, March 17th.
Please call 704.866.6900 to confirm 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!

 

Seeing

Light is the key to unlocking the mysteries of space, but how do we really see the universe around us? Discover the science, technology, and medicine that allows us to understand the inner workings of your eyes and sight. Narrated by astronomer and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson. This show is great for adults and children in middle and high school!

Schedule:

March - May 2020

Daily at 1:30 PM

Tickets:

$5 per person + general museum admission

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

The Sky Tonight!

Discover the stars, planets, and 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 live show is different every time, so sit back, relax, and see what’s up in The Sky Tonight!

Schedule:

March - May 2020

Daily at 2:30 PM

Saturdays at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM 

Tickets:

$5 per person + general museum admission

(children ages 3 and younger admitted free)

Two Small Pieces of Glass

While attending a star party, two teenagers meet an astronomer who enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. Explore how two small pieces of glass have help us see further than ever before!

Schedule:

March - May 2020

Daily at 3:30 PM

Saturdays at 11 AM & 3:30 PM

Tickets:

$5 per person + general museum admission

(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.