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Planetarium Shows

Shows are $5/ticket with general admission.
Member tickets are always free!
Every planetarium show includes a live star show presented by a Museum astronomer. Look at the sky over Cleveland and identify stars, planets and constellations. A Q&A session follows. Get tickets at the admissions desk or online via the calendar. Member tickets are free!

Dark Universe

Monday-Friday 2:30pm; Saturday 12pm & 4pm; Sunday 4pm
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates an extraordinary journey from beyond the borders of the Milky Way to our own backyard in the Solar System. Dark Universe plunges into the deepest mysteries of our known Universe. Developed by the American Museum of Natural History.

Cosmic Mysteries

Live original seasonal show through February 29
Wednesday 8pm; Saturday 2pm; Sunday 2pm
As we discover one wonder after another in the Universe, we're continually amazed at the number of new mysteries popping up. Explore some of the most intriguing puzzles the cosmos has to offer!

How to Build a Planet

Live original children's show through February 29
Saturday 1pm; Sunday 3pm
We'll explore the Solar System and its origins. Learn how planets form and discover what makes the Earth so special.


First Saturday of each month 10:30am
Star Babies gives children 4 and younger a gentle, 15-minute introduction to the planetarium and the wonders of the night sky.
*$3 per person, members and children under 2 are free.


Saturday 11am & 3pm; Sunday 1pm
Follow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, discovering how different it is from Earth. Children can interact as they watch; drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the Sun to set.

Frontiers of Astronomy

Frontiers of Astronomy is a free lecture series that offers those with an interest in astronomy the chance to learn about the latest research in the field. Presentations begin at 8pm in Murch Auditorium. No tickets or reservations are required. Limited parking is available in the Museum lot for $6. On clear evenings, the Ralph Mueller Observatory will be open afterward. Download this year's brochure.