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".

 *Please see the St. Joseph Public Schools webpage for any COVID related requirements, such as masking, while visiting the Upton Planetarium.

Field Trips

We would love to have your classroom or group visit the planetarium this school year! Shows will operate from February 1st until June 3rd. Showtimes begin at either 10:15am or 10:30am depending on the day of the week. You can view our current show catalog HERE. Contact planetarium director Jenna Francis at jfrancis@sjschools.org with any questions or to schedule a show.

Planetarium Community Nights

We are excited to bring back our Community Nights for the 2021-2022 school year. All shows begin at 6:30pm. These nights are free to the public, but donations are always welcome. Tickets are not available for pre-order and seats are on a first-come basis. Doors open at 6:10pm and shut promptly when the show begins at 6:30pm. Shows will last 45-60 minutes.

December 9th, 2021   Legends of the Night Sky: Orion  (watch trailer)

February 7th, 2022   Dawn of the Space Age  (watch trailer)

March 10th, 2022   Magic Tree House: Space Mission   (watch trailer)

April 20th, 2022   Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (watch trailer)

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