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The Planetarium

March 1 through June 4

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

Attention: The Planetarium and The State Museum of Pennsylvania will be CLOSED Sunday, April 23 due to building infrastructure construction.

Solar Superstorms

Solar Superstorms

Grade 6 & Up
A fury is building on the surface of the sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

March 1 – June 4
Saturday 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Sunday 1:30 PM

Compass, Calendar, and Clock

Grade 6 and up
As our ancients learned, the sky is not just a thing of beauty, but also our window for the position of our planet. Understanding how our planet is aligned with the distant stars allows anyone to use the sky as a compass, a calendar and a clock.
A Production of the Jenks Public Schools Planetarium

March 1 – June4
Saturday – 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
Sunday – 2:00 PM

Dynamic Earth

Join us Friday, April 28 at 12:15 PM for a special showing of 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

General Admission and Planetarium Fees Apply

The Planetarium


Price Admission Type
$3 + museum admission All ages

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.