Public Planetarium Shows
Fall Planetarium Shows begin on Friday September 7th.
Free public planetarium shows are held on most Friday nights at 7pm and 8:30 pm.
The Wayne State Planetarium presents public planetarium shows on a regular basis. Our public shows are presented at 7 PM and 8:30 pm on most Friday evenings throughout the year. 2/3 of public show seats are reservable at noon the Sunday before the show, 1/3 are available for walk-ins at the door. Ticketed attendeees 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 are interested in bringing a large group, we recommend you reserve the planetarium for a private show at a different time.
Free Young Astronomer shows, geared towards children under 10 and their families, are held on the second Saturday of the month at 11am, excluding August.
The Wayne State Planetarium welcomes astronomers of all ages! Our Saturday morning shows last about one hour and are geared towards a younger audience. While children are welcome at our Friday evening shows as well, Saturday morning content is specifically designed with the younger astronomer in mind. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2/3 of public show seats are reservable at noon the Sunday before the show, 1/3 are available for walk-ins at the door. Ticketed attendeees should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the show. After this time unclaimed seats will be reserved to walk-in members of the public.
Public Lecture Series - Science Under the Dome
The planetarium also offers a special lecture series titled "Science Under the Dome". Click here to learn about the series. An RSVP is REQUIRED for these free public lectures. Follow the link on a specific lecture to make your reservation for "Science Under the Dome".
Contact Us About Our Programs
The planetarium team is continuously developing new shows and educational programs. Contact us to learn more about our programs, or to see if we can create a program specific to your organization's needs. You can reserve the planetarium through this link: https://planetarium.wayne.edu/starstudents
Contact us for other issues at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-577-2107.