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The Planetarium

September 4 through December 1

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

Note: There will be NO planetarium shows on Sunday, October 27 due to the Great Pumpkin Day celebrations.

Planetarium Large Group Reservations Information and Planetarium Show Library

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

Star Stories of the Native Americans

Grade 2 and up

This traditionally styled show explores the night sky legends of the Native Americans. Hear the stories of the great sky bear, the frog sisters and the pathway of souls. Take an up close view of these amazing celestial sights and explore the modern astronomy behind the legends.
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

From Earth to the Universe

6th Grade and Up
This stunning voyage through time and space conveys, through an arresting combination of sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. From the European Southern Observatory, take a trip from the heart of our Solar System to the furthest reaches of time and space.
An ESO Fulldome Producation

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