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  • Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased at least 5 minutes before program time. For safety reasons, late admittance is not permitted.
  • Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.
  • We are happy to accommodate your group. Please contact us at 440-871-2900 to make arrangements.

Twinkle Tots Summer
Date: June 1 through August 31 Time/Duration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
  For ages 0 - 3 with an adult Fee: $2/person (including infants)

Check out pictures made of stars and moving lights in the sky. Enjoy lively music and how fun it is to be in the dark.

This program is approximately 15 minutes long.

Due to Summer Camps and Field Trips, this schedule is subject to change. Please check our Alert Box and call the Center at 440-871-2900m to confirm programming when making your plans.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time.



For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted.

No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.



Full Dome Feature Show: Chasing the Ghost Particle
Date: June 1 through August 31
Time/Duration: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 p.m.
  For Pre-teens through Adults Fee: $5/person

Chasing the Ghost Particle, from the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, IceCube, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. Scientists are using tiny and elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the most extreme places in the universe. These ghostly neutrinos give us an exclusive way to study powerful cosmic engines like exploding stars and black holes.

Running time: 30 minutes

Due to Summer Camps and Field Trips, this schedule is subject to change. Please check our Alert Box and call the Center at 440-871-2900m to confirm programming when making your plans.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time.



For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted.



 No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.



Full Dome Children's Feature Show: Our Place in Space
Date: June 1 through August 31 Time/Duration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
  Recommended for children ages 3+ with an adult Fee: $5/person

While solving a crossword puzzle about the sky, endangered animals explore the cause of day and night, the importance of our star the Sun, the beauty of the constellations, and the variety of objects that make up the Universe.

Running time: 32 minutes

Due to Summer Camps and Field Trips, this schedule is subject to change. Please check our Alert Box and call the Center at 440-871-2900m to confirm programming when making your plans.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time.



For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted.



 No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.



Family Astronomy Day: The Physics of the Sun
Date: August 9, Sunday Time/Duration: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $4/person ages 2 & up

Bring the whole family to the Center for a celebration of our favorite star, the Sun! View a special planetarium program, participate in hands-on demos, explore ultraviolet light, make some "sunny" crafts and safely view the Sun through telescopes and with your naked eye.

Pre-registration available to speed up your check-in time at the Center.

Click here to register


You-niverse Summer
Date: June 1 - August 31 Time/Duration: Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  For all Ages Fee: $3/person
Locate the Moon, find the planets, identify constellations in the night sky and more with the whole family. This program is approximately 20-30 minutes.



Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time.



For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted.

No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.


Stellar Stars Summer
Date: June 1 - August 31 Time/Duration: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
  Recommended for children ages 3-7 and an adult Fee: $3/person

Blast off and travel through space as you visit different destinations in the Solar System and constellation in the night sky. Complete your passport and receive a special treat! Children should be able to sit 20-30 minutes for this program.

Due to Summer Camps and Field Trips, this schedule is subject to change. Please check our Alert Box and call the Center at 440-871-2900m to confirm programming when making your plans.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time.

For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted.



No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium




Schedule of  Subjects Below. Tickets for each on sale day of show only:

6/1-6/7         Venus  Libra

6/8-6/14       Earth  Hercules

6/15-6/21     Mars  Ursa Minor

6/22-6/28     Ateroids  Draco

6/29-7/5       Jupiter   Cassiopeia

7/6-7/12       Saturn   Lacerta

7/13-7/19     Uranus   Serpens

7/20-7/26     Neptune   Scorpius

7/27-8/2       Dwarf Planets  Ophiuchus

8/3-8/9         Comets   Sagittarius

8/10-8/16     Sun   Sagitta

8/17-8/23     Mercury   Cygnus

8/24-8/30     Venus   Lyra

8/3109/6       Earth   Aquila



































































































































































































































































Perseid Meteor Shower Night
Date: Wednesday, August 12 Time/Duration: 8 p.m. Planetarium presentation
9 p.m. Sky watching (weather permitting) at Huntington Beach
  For all ages; Planetarium Presentation is suitable for ages 3+ Fee: $4/person for Planetarium program at 8 p.m.

Enjoy an engaging planetarium presentation about meteors and get a chance to hold an actual meteorite! Then we'll head to Huntington Beach where you can spread out your blankets or chairs and enjoy the show in the sky. There will be no Moon to interfere with our viewing of the meteors this year!


Please note: Planetarium space is limited. For this special event we will accept pre-registration. No fee or registration necessary to join us for sky watching at 9 p.m. Please use the stairs at the water tower to get down to the beach.



Pre-registration required for planetarium program.

Click here to register



Family Rocket Nights
Date: Friday, July 3 OR Saturday, July 25 Time/Duration: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  For individuals or groups of all ages (one adult must be present for each child 8 years and younger) Fee: Fee per program: $12/adult; $6/child ages 5+; each rocket $25

Things are looking up for the family with this fun night together. We've got dinner covered - pizza to fuel you up as you learn about aerodynamics with some cool demos. Work together to build and then launch your own rocket. After launch, we'll bring out the telescopes (weather permitting) and observe the night sky.



One adult must be present for each child 8 years and younger.



Pre-registration required.

Click here to register


SkyQuest - Summer
Date: Please See Description Time/Duration: 8:30 p.m.

*Free telescope viewing follows the evening shows, at about 9:30 p.m.; cloud cover permitting
  for Pre-teens through Adults Fee: $5/person

This summer we will feature our Full Dome shows during our SkyQuest time.

This approximately 45 minute program will be followed by a look at what's up in the current night sky.

Free telescope viewing follows the shows, cloud cover permitting.



Chasing the Ghost Particle

Thursdays June 4, 11, 18 and 25; Saturdays June 6 and 20                                                                                                            

View our full dome show about IceCube, the biggest detector in the world, deep in the ice of Antarctica, poised to collect neutrinos, elusive particles that help us study powerful cosmic engines like exploding stars and black holes. Q & A to follow.

Back to the Moon for Good

Thursdays July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Saturday July 18

Private teams are competing to design a way to land a robot safely on the Moon, move 500 meters on, above or below Moon's surface, and send back HDTV Mooncasts for all to see. Enjoy a show about the challenge to win the Google Lunar X Prize, deadline December 31, 2016. Q & A about solar system exploration to follow.



Galileo: The Power of the Telescope

Thursdays August 6, 13, 20 and 27; Saturdays August 1 and 15

Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei used his eyes and two curved pieces of glass to revolutionize human understanding of the world. Enjoy a full dome show that takes you back to this time in Pisa, Italy to learn about Galileo's work with early telescopes and how it led modern telescopes. Q & A to follow.



Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time.



For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted.

No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.




































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