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

february, 2024

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.

wed20mar6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

wed17apr6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat20apr7:00 PMsat8:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

wed15may6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat18may7:00 PMsat8:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

wed19jun6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat22jun8:00 PMsat9:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

wed17jul6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat20jul8:00 PMsat9:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

wed21aug6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat24aug8:00 PMsat9:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

wed18sep6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat21sep7:00 PMsat8:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

wed16oct6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat19oct7:00 PMsat8:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

wed20nov6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

wed18dec6:30 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 program designed for young children. This program is approximately 20 minutes.
Cost: $5/person (including infants)

Sky Safari

Recommended for ages 2 – 7
Find three different animal constellations in the sky and hear their stories. Then, use your own imagination to see what you can find in the night sky! This program is approximately 20 – 25 minutes.
Cost: $5/person. Children 6 months and under are free.

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. Children 6 months and under are free.

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. Children 6 months and under are free.

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. Children 6 months and under are free.

Total Solar Eclipse

Recommended for ages 7 and up
As we prepare for a Total Solar Eclipse in Northeast Ohio, learn what an eclipse is and what you can expect to see on April 8, 2024. Each ticket includes a pair of solar eclipse glasses. This program is approximately 25 minutes.
Cost: $10/person. Children 6 months and under are free.

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. Children 6 months and under are free.