Public planetarium shows

The Wayne State Planetarium presents public planetarium shows on a regular basis. Our public shows are presented on most Friday evenings throughout the year.

Tickets and seating

  • Two-thirds of seats are reservable the Sunday before the show.
  • One-third of seats are available for walk-ins at the door.
  • Ticketed attendees should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the show. After this time, unclaimed seats will be released to walk-in members of the public.

Our planetarium holds 60 people. If you're interested in bringing a large group, please make a reservation for a private show.

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Young astronomer shows

Geared towards children under 10 and their families, our young astronomer shows last about one hour. While children are welcome at our Friday evening shows as well, these shows are specifically designed with the younger astronomer in mind.

Science Under the Dome

The special lecture series explores new and exciting breakthroughs in science.

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