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The Planetarium

August 30 through November 26

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

Assisted Listening Devices are available upon request when purchasing tickets.


Constellations

Grade 4 & 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, & Friday – 11:00 AM
Saturday – 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Sunday – 2:00 PM

Closed Captioning is available for this presentation upon request.
Just ask your ticket seller when you purchase your tickets.


We Are Aliens!
We are Aliens!

Grade 4 and up

Explore the extreme environments here on Earth that support life. Take a close-up look at the research happening on Mars and throughout the solar system. Discover how astronomers are discovering exo-planets and study their environments. Join the quest to understand our galactic community.
Narrated by Rupert Grint

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

Closed Captioning is available for this presentation upon request.
Just ask the ticket seller when you purchase your tickets.


The Planetarium

Admission

Price Admission Type
$3 + 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.