Birthday Parties at the Planetarium!

The planetarium is a perfect place to celebrate a birthday! Our rates are reasonable; our facility is "spacey" (See our Gallery) our staff members are wonderfully friendly, our shows are engaging; and the experience is educational as well as entertaining.

So, what do you do next?

Well, now that the soundbite is over, we'll next provide you with specific information pertaining to the party. Since, we LOVE the Q/A format, we'll proceed that way.

What shows are available?

The following is our current list of in-house shows. (Click on the title to see the show descriptions.)  

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Eight Planets and Counting: Full Dome Version

IBEX! Search for the Solar System's Edge

The Little Star That Could: Full Dome Version

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Two Small Pieces of Glass: Full Dome Version

"When Venus Transits the Sun" Omni Dome Show

Or, you may choose from one of the thirty other full dome shows from our "On demand" service:

Shows on Demand: Thirty choices for you and your group

What time may I have my party?

You may choose any time and date you want, provided it is between 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. You may have whatever date/time slot you prefer, as long as it is not already reserved. Same day reservations are possible, but if you want your party on the weekend, we ask for at least 48 hours notice.

What is involved in a party?

You may have any available planetarium show. We reserve the dome for your group for an hour: enough time for the show and the night sky tour. After or before the show, you may reserve our gallery for an hour (See our Gallery). You may bring food, pinatas, and other accessories to the party. We provide tables, tablecloths, and chairs. Important note: University policy prohibits alcohol at any of our functions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

You may have the gallery for an hour, as well. (While we prefer that you limit the gallery time to an hour, we can be lenient with this time frame, provided no other party is scheduled immediately after.)

What is the cost?

We charge a flat $125.00 rate for birthday parties. You may have up to sixty people attend. The $125.00 rate covers the show and the gallery time.

Do you require a deposit?  Do I need to pay in advance?
No and no.

May I pay in advance if I wish to do so?
Yes, you may.

May I come and see the facility before the party date?

To schedule a party or make arrangements to see the facilty, call 207-780-4249 or e-mail