Bigger Brighter Bolder: Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania
The Planetarium

Now showing at the planetarium.

June 4 through August 31


Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth


Grade 4 and up

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.

Narrated by Liam Neeson

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
2:00 pm

Saturday
12:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Sunday
2:00 pm


Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda


Pre-K to Grade 2

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the age-old tale of the beautiful, but unfortunate, Princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
1:00 pm

Saturday
11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Sunday
1:00 pm


The Planetarium

Admission

Price Admission Type
$2 + museum admission All ages
Free

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.
  • If you have a group of 10 or more, review the group show selections and contact our reservationist at (717) 772-6997 to book a private show.