After almost 40 years the Upton Planetarium has received a much needed face lift in thanks to the generosity of the Upton Foundation and Steve and Elizabeth Upton. A newly painted dome, refurbished star machine, new seating and the latest in digital technology, lights and sound will amaze visitors.
With one of the largest full-dome show libraries in Michigan, the Upton Planetarium can be a great educational resource for your classroom. We offer a variety of shows to help support your science curriculum.
Contact Jenna Francis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-926-3469, with any questions or to schedule a show.
Field Trips & School Tours
Your visit to the planetarium includes a full-dome program along with a short, age-appropriate tour of the current night sky. Our show time is 10:15-11:00am, and shows are available January through May. We have 55 seats, which do include several that are wheelchair-accessible. The cost for a program is $75, which is due the day of your show. Checks may be made payable to St. Joseph Public Schools.
2016/17 COMMUNITY DAYS:
- October 18th - Sesame Street: One World, One Sky (ages 3 and up, for small children)
- November 16th - Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (ages 13 and up)
- January 19th - Orion: Legends of the Night Sky (ages 5 and up)
- February 21st - The Cowboy Astronomer (ages 10 and up)
- March 15th - Dawn of the Space Age (ages 11 and up) ***Canceled
- April 20th - Two Small Pieces of Glass (ages 8 and up)
- May 16th - Origins of Life (ages 8 and up)
ALL SHOWS WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 PM
CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS ON-LINE!
Only $2.50 each. Limited number available per show.