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The Planetarium

December 4 through March 1

Planetarium shows and times are subject to change without prior notification.

Planetarium Large Group Reservations Information and Planetarium Show Library

Closed Caption and Assisted Listening Devices available for most shows upon request when purchasing tickets.

C.O.L.E. & C.A.M.I. Explore the Planets

Kindergarten to Grade 2
For our younger viewers, join two friendly robots as they explore the planets. Find out what makes each planet unique. Come learn all about our solar system.
A Production of the Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – 11:00 AM
Saturday – 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Sunday – 1:00 PM

Alternate Show Times
Wednesday, December 18 – 11:45 AM
Saturday, December 21 – 12:30 PM
Sunday, December 22 – 12:30 PM



Grade 4 and up
What are constellations? How were they created? These are just two of the questions covered about these images in the night sky. Learn about what a constellation really is, who is responsible for creating them, and see what images we find around the globe. Explore each season and find out the basic constellations you can find in the Pennsylvania night sky.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – 1:00 PM
Saturday – 12:00 Noon & 2:00 PM
Sunday – 2:00 PM

Alternate Show Times
December 18 to 22
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – 12:30 PM


Season of Light

All Ages

During this coldest and darkest of seasons, why are our holiday celebrations filled with light? This traditionally styled show discusses historical, religious, and cultural rituals from around the world, and how the motions of the Sun and Earth at the time of winter solstice play a role in our holiday festivities.

Special Showtimes
December 18 through December 22
1:00 PM

The Planetarium


Price Admission Type
$3 + museum admission Ages 1 and up

Please note:

  • Tickets must be purchased at the ground floor information desk at least 5 minutes before showtime.
  • Member cards and complimentary passes must be presented at the ground floor information desk for a ticket to reserve your seat.
  • Planetarium shows start promptly, so please arrive on time. Doors will not be opened after the show has started and no ticket refunds will be given for missed shows.
  • The planetarium is not recommended for children age 3 and under.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.