Planetarium

Schuele Planetarium brings the fascinating realm of astronomy to people of all ages, from preschoolers through adults.

Originally built in 1968, the planetarium was transformed in 2014 with the introduction of the Fleming Family Projection System. This combination of an opti-mechanical star projector and digital projector provides visitors with an immersive learning experience through high-resolution, 360 degree images and a realistic, breathtaking display of over 3,000 stars. The full dome planetarium theater offers comfortable seating for 54 and is wheelchair accessible. The Center is uniquely positioned in Huntington Reservation’s park setting to provide hands-on learning experiences for finding constellations and identifying planets in the night sky.

Refund Policy: Notification is required one week prior to the start of a program to be eligible for a refund. A service fee of 5% will be applied to all refunds.

Before Your Visit Information

  • Tickets are available online and at the Center's Welcome Desk. Programs can sell out. Advance registration is recommended.
  • Please check in at the Welcome Desk before the program's start time.
  • For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted.
  • No photography or video recording is permitted during the program.
  • No food or drink is permitted in Schuele Planetarium.

Planetarium Schedule

september, 2023

Astronomy Club

 

Recommended for adults and children ages 12 and up
Calling all local sky enthusiasts! Join us for Astronomy Club and explore the world of astronomy in a fun, social environment. Planetarium Specialist and NASA Solar System Ambassador Bill Reed will share what’s new in space, the latest gadgets, astro-tainment and mind-blowing facts. Astronomy Club meets at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center monthly and includes the following benefits:

• Monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of every month
• Telescope Night programs (advance registration is recommended)
• Star parties (telescope viewings)
• Telescope loan program
• Movie nights, workshops, and field trips

Annual Fee: $60/household. First meeting is complimentary.

wed18oct6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat21oct7:00 PMsat8:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

wed15nov6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

wed20dec6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Planetarium Program Descriptions

Twinkle Tots

Recommended for ages 0 – 3
See the moon, stars and explore the sky with lights, sounds and colors in this 20-minute program designed for young children.
Cost: $5/person (including infants)

Stellar Stars

Recommended for ages 3 – 7
Blast off and travel through space as you visit different destinations in the solar system and learn about constellations in the night sky! This program is approximately 30 minutes.
Cost: $5/person

The Little Star That Could

Recommended for ages 4 and up
The Little Star That Could is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for his own planets to protect and warm. Along the way he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special. He discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually Little Star finds his planets and each planet introduces themselves with basic information about our Solar System. This program is approximately 25 minutes.
Cost: $5/person

Mini Missions

Recommended for ages 7 and up
Take a trip that’s completely out of this world! Travel through space and visit different objects in the solar system, explore constellations in the night sky and learn about NASA’s missions. This program is approximately 30 minutes.
Cost: $5/person

Sky Tonight

Recommended for adults and children ages 6 and up
See thousands of stars, planets and constellations on a tour of tonight’s sky. The forecast is always clear in the planetarium dome for excellent viewing! This program is approximately 30 minutes.
Cost: $5/person

Full Dome Show

Recommended for ages 10 and up
Experience the universe in a planetarium show that features 360 degree video projection! This program is approximately 25 – 35 minutes. Shows change weekly.
Cost: $5/person

Telescope Night

Recommended for adults and children ages 12 and up
Join our resident telescope experts for an evening under the stars. We will begin in the planetarium for an overview of the constellations and planets, then review the current events happening in our night sky. Weather permitting, we will head outdoors for telescope viewing through our 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.
Cost: $10/person