Welcome to the 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 9:00-9:45am, 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: 2018-19 Planetarium Show Catalog 

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


2018/19 COMMUNITY NIGHTS:

October 23-- The Little Star That Could (ages 6 & up, click to view trailer)

November 15-- Hot & Energetic Universe (ages 10 & up, click to view trailer)

February 11-- Legends of the Night Sky: Orion (ages 6 & up, click to view trailer)

March 13-- Seeing (ages 10 & up, click to view trailer)

April 9-- Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (ages 10 & up, click to view trailer)

 

*ALL SHOWS WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 PM*

CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS ON-LINE! 
Only $2.50 each. Limited number available per show.

 

 

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