Welcome to the Upton Planetarium


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With one of the largest full-dome show libraries in Michigan, the Upton Planetarium can be a great educational resource for your classroom. Offering the latest in planetarium technology, our sights & sounds amaze visitors of all ages. We offer a variety of shows to help support your science curriculum-- from Sesame's Street's "One World, One Sky" to exciting adventures in "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity".

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.

View Show Descriptions: Planetarium Show Catalog 

Contact planetarium director, Jenna Francis, at jfrancis@sjschools.org or 269-926-3469, with any questions or to schedule a show.


October 15-- Magic Treehouse: Space Mission (NEW SHOW! ages 6 & up, view trailer)

November 14-- Dawn of the Space Age (ages 10 & up, view trailer)

February 12-- Sesame Street: One World, One Sky (ages 6 & up, view trailer)

March 16-- Origins of Life (ages 10 & up, view trailer)

April 9-- Dark Star Adventures (ages 10 & up, view trailer)


*Community Night shows are free this year!*

We will have a donation jar at the door if you would like to donate to the Planetarium. Donations are used to purchase new shows.

*Showtimes are 6:30-7:30pm*

Doors open at 6:15pm, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Doors will lock at 6:32pm and late arrivals will not be admitted into the planetarium once the show starts.


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