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Please note that the planetarium will be closed the morning of May 20th.
The first program will begin at 1:30 PM that day.



cosmic journey
Monday – Friday
11:30 AM

11:30 AM & 3:30 PM

Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years, and multicolored rings sit suspended in air. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you'll travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.

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Monday – Sunday
1:30 PM 

Explore how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe. We visit Mars, Europa and distant Exoplanets to help answer the ultimate question… are we alone? An immersive experience under the planetarium dome that balances science, education and family entertainment. Narrated by Rupert Grint.



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Monday - Friday at 2:30 PM
Saturday10:30 AM & 2:30 PM
Sunday at 2:30 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.