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The Planetarium

November 28 through March 3


Please Note: Planetarium tickets must be purchased at least 5 minutes prior to showtime. Planetarium shows are not recommended for children 3 and under.

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

Animals of the Night

Pre-K to Grade 1
Designed for young viewers, this traditionally-styled show helps viewers use their imaginations to see pictures in the sky, learn about constellations, basic movements of the Earth, and discover animals that can be found in Pennsylvania and in the night sky.

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

Special Showing:
December 28 Animals of the Night will be showing at 10:15AM, 10:45AM, 11:15AM, and 12:30PM for the Noon Year Celebrations.


Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight

Grade 6 and up
The impulse to strike out into the unknown is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including other Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics, see how far our technology can take us.

Narrated by Sean Bean

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


The Planetarium


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

Please note:

  • All visitors must purchase a ticket 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 due to lighting and special effects.
  • Out of consideration for other audience members, we ask that you leave the planetarium if a child becomes disruptive.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.