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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.

Families Adventures in Space
Date: September 1 through February 28 Time/Duration: Monday through Friday at 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $3/person

Take a trip that's completely out of this world! Travelling through space, you'll visit different objects in the Solar System, explore constellations in the night sky and learn about NASA's missions. 

Theme changes every week.

This program is approximately 25 minutes.

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.

Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.



Stellar Stars Fall & Winter
Date: September 1 - February 28 Time/Duration: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 12 noon;
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
  For families with children ages 3 - 7 Fee: $3/person

Blast off and travel through space as you visit different destinations in the Solar System and learn about constellations in the night sky.

Theme changes weekly. Get a passport and fill in the location you visit each week. When your passport is full you get a prize!

This program is approximately 25 minutes.

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.

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.



Twinkle Tots - Winter 2016-17
Date: December 1 through February 28 Time/Duration: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 11: 30 a.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.
  For ages 0 - 3 with an adult Fee: $2/person (including infants)

Enjoy a light show set to lively music and learn what we can see up in the sky! Come see a new place in space each week!

This program is approximately 15 minutes.

Due to field trips and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.

Please note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.



Full Dome Childrens Feature Shows Winter Weekdays
Date: December 1 - February 28 Time/Duration: Tuesday & Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
  Recommended for children ages 4-12 with an adult Fee: $3/person

Come see a movie in the Planetarium! The Childrens Feature Dome Show changes monthly.

Flight Adventures                                                                                                                    December 2016                                                                                                                               Learn about the history of flight with an animated tour of the Childrens Museum in Indianapolis. This family-friendly show features NASA’s research and the advancements that have made space travel possible, along with the important role that models have played in flight development.                                                                                                                   

This full dome feature is about 30 minutes long.

The Little Star that Could                                                                                                          January 2017                                                                                                                                      Join us for a story about Little Star as he searches for planets of his own to protect and warm.

This full dome feature is about 30 minutes long.

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast                                                                                                           February 2017                                                                                                                                 Travel through the Solar System with Rusty Rocket and friends as they learn everything they need to know to become space rockets.

This full dome feature is about 25 minutes long.

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

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome 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 Weekend Feature Shows - December 2016
Date: December 1 - 18
See Descriptions for Dates
Time/Duration: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
  See each description for age recommendations Fee: $3/person

Join us for a movie on the planetarium dome!

These programs are approximately 25–30 minutes each.

December 3 & 4: Flight Adventures 

Learn about the history of ?ight with an animated tour of a ?ight museum and some lessons on what makes planes ?y. Recommended for ages 4 - 12

December 10 & 11: From Earth to the Universe

Learn about the earth's place in the cosmos and the journey of celestial discovery. Recommended for ages 10 and up

December 17 & 18: The Little Star that Could

Join us for a story about Little Star as he searches for planets of his own to protect and warm. Recommended for ages 4 - 12

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.

Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time.

For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.



Family Astronomy Night: An Evening Under the Stars
Date: Friday, January 27 Time/Duration: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $4/person ages 3+; children 2 and under free

Spend an evening under the stars as we observe the beautiful night sky in both the natural elements and inside our planetarium. Outdoors we'll have night hikes and telescopes set up for viewing (bring your binoculars if you have them). Warm up indoors with a special planetarium program and some hot chocolate!

Dress for the weather!

Advance registration is recommended but not required

Click here to register


Holiday Walk-In Programming for Winter Breaks
Date: December 21-24 and 28-31 Time/Duration: Programming begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends by 3:30 p.m.
  For all Ages Fee: $5/person or less depending on program

December 19 - 23 and 26 - 30 (Monday through Friday)

Mondays January 16 and February 20

10:30  Critter Encounters

11:00  Full Dome Show; Critter Encounters

11:30  Twinkle Tots; Critter Encounters 

12:00  Stellar Stars

12:30  Critter Encounters

1:00    Family Adventures in Space; Critter Encounters

1:30    Sky Tonight; Critter Encounters

2:30    Full Dome Show

 

No registration required for these programs.



SkyQuest - Winter
Date: December 8, 2016
January 12, 2017
February 9, 2017
Time/Duration: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  Recommended for pre-teens through adults Fee: $5/person

Stay up to date on the amazing field of Astronomy with different monthly topics. This approximately 60 minute program includes a look at what's up in the current night sky.

Cosmic Castaways                                                                                                                         December 8, 2016

There are places where the night sky has no constellations. No Orion, no Big Dipper; nothing but a few isolated stars and some faint ghostly patches of light. Most stars lie within the crowded boundaries of galaxies, but those we find deep within voids between the galaxies are the cosmic castaways-illustrated in a dome feature show followed with discussion.

South of the Equator                                                                                                                   January 12, 2017

Join us on an adventure in the Southern Hemisphere as we travel below the equator. Many people don't realize that the southern sky is very different than the northern sky. We will examine southern constellations and sky traditions, as well as the southern giant telescopes. Katy Acetta, Center Planetarium Specialist, will share her research experience done in Chile, complete with telescope photos.

What's Your Sign?                                                                                                                   February 9, 2017

How are horoscopes and constellations related? What exactly is the difference between astrology and astronomy? Join us as we explain the true meaning of the Zodiac and determine whether or not your sign is correct. we'll hear plenty of constellation stories and even explore a few deep sky wonders.

Advance registration is now available but not required for these programs.

Please note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all star shows are available at the front desk 30 minutes before the program begins on a first-come, first-served basis. All shows include an overview of the current night sky and any news from the space agencies. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted.



Sky Tonight
Date: September 1 through February 28 Time/Duration: Tuesday, Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Beginning December 1, this show will be offered Saturday and Sunday ONLY
  For adults and children ages 6 and up Fee: $3/person

We'll use both the digital projector and the starball to identify constellations and learn what else is out there in the night sky tonight. This program helps you learn to do your own backyard astronomy!

This program is approximately 30 minutes long in full dark.

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.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome 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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