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The Planetarium

June 10 through August 27

Attention Visitors:
Due to electrical work the Museum and Planetarium will be closed the weekends of June 24-25 and July 15-16. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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


Astronaut

3rd Grade and up
The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body.
Narrated by Ewan McGregor

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – 11:00 AM
Saturday – 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM
Sunday – 1:30 PM

Please Note:
Astronaut will not be showing: June 28, June 29, and August 2


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 – 1:00 PM
Friday, August 25 – 12:15 PM
Saturday – 11:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Sunday – 2:00 PM

Please Note: 
Constellations will not be showing on the following dates: June 28, and June 29


DarkStar Adventure

Pre-K to Grade 2
This animated, adventure lets us join Subrah and her friends as they take an unforgettable voyage of discovery. Along the way you will witness the power of a supernova, explore the heart of a gaseous nebula, visit exotic pulsars, and learn about black holes.

Friday – 10:30 AM


2017 Eclipse Across America
2017 Eclipse Across America

Grade 4 & Up
What is an eclipse? How are they created? What are the different types of eclipses? Take a close look at these amazing celestial events and learn where you can observe this summer’s eclipse across America.

Special Show Times:
Wednesday, August 9 – 12:30 PM
Thursday, August 10 – 12:00 Noon
Friday, August 11 – 12:30 PM
Saturday, August 12 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, August 16 – 12:30 PM
Thursday, August 17 – 12:30 PM
Friday, August 18 – 12:15 PM
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 20 – 1:00 PM

 


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.