The Beazley Planetarium is OPEN! Come see a show with improved projection and new surround sound system to immerse you in the wonders of the cosmos. New shows are coming, and even your old favorites will look and sound even better. We can’t wait to see you all again in our theater.


Special Planetarium Offerings

These Planetarium shows are playing every weekend through the end of December and are FREE with museum admission.

Santa’s Secret Star

What? Santa has lost his compass and can’t find his way home? Sounds like a disaster in the making! Can the stars help? Come and learn about the day and night sky and how the stars seem to make pictures in the sky in our holiday show.

This planetarium show is destined to be one of your holiday favorites.

Learn how YOU, too, can find Santa’s secret star!

Wednesdays – Fridays: 10:00AM, 2:15PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00AM, 3:15PM

Season of Light

Season of Light is a perennial guest favorite. Our traditional holiday show deals with customs and celebrations of the winter season around the world and through time. The show explains Christmas trees, the origin of the Menorah, Santa Claus, and the Star of Bethlehem. It’s soul-satisfying and heart-warming.

Guests will learn about the timing of the seasonal holidays, the accomplishments of early civilizations in the development of the traditions of the season, and why we celebrate by giving light to this time of year. Come enjoy the darkest—and the brightest!—part of the year!

Fridays & Saturdays: 5:00PM

Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

Your story telling hosts, Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, will spin a tale of adventure, love and loss. Listen to their tale of Orion, the Great Hunter. One of the oldest stories passed down from the Greeks. You will follow Orion’s many deeds and learn of his eventual demise. Orion was the first traditionally animated fulldome movie. Legends of the Night Sky – Orion is ideal for family audiences and our younger guests.

Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00AM, 2:15PM

Purchase Museum Tickets in Advance

Space is limited due to reduced capacity

Education Resources

The Beazley Planetarium offers a rather extensive catalog of full dome features that can be the central focus of your visit. We offer titles dealing with various topics like volcanoes, dinosaurs, Earth history, mythology, space travel and technology as well as offerings from the Magic Treehouse book series. Please call to request your personalized visit.