The planetarium does not host public shows in August. Public shows will resume on September 7th.
Public Planetarium Shows
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 semester. 2/3 of public show seats are reservable, 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. Our planetarium holds 60 people. If you are interested in bringing a large group, we recommend you contact us to reserve the planetarium for a private show.
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 are specifically designed with the younger astronomer in mind. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2/3 of public show seats are reservable, 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 creaqte a program specific to your organization's needs.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-577-2107.
***We do not charge admission for our Public Planetarium Shows and Science Under the Dome lectures.***