Location and Hours


The Southworth Planetarium is in the Science Building on the University of Southern Maine's Portland Campus. The building's physical address is 70 Falmouth Street, Portland, Maine. Free parking is available in the parking garage located on Bedford Street - a short walk from the Planetarium.

We are open for group shows at anytime of the week and weekend.  Call 207-780-4249 for more information.

Public shows:

Monday and Wednesdays   1:00 p.m.

Friday evenings   7:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:  3:00 p.m.
(No Sunday matinees in June, July, and August.)

School vacation weeks:

11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Mon - Friday

Summer vacation:

11:00 and 1:00 p.m.  Mon - Thursday

Laser shows:

February and April School vacation weeks only.  Show times vary.

About Us

What can you do at the Southworth Planetarium?  See a showenroll in a classattend a lecture, buy fascinating science toys, explore our exhibit area, learn the night sky.

We are open throughout the week. Not only do we have public shows, but we offer private shows to school groups, scout troops, birthday parties, business organizations, and more.

Like the Universe, itself, the more you explore the planetarium, the more you'll discover!  


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