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 January 30th through June 2nd. Showtimes are 9:45-10:30am, M, T, Th & F. 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 again host our Community Nights for the 2022-2023 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.

October 18th, 2022   Dawn of the Space Age  (watch trailer)

November 14th, 2022   Sesame Street: One World, One Sky (watch trailer)

December 14th, 2022:   Hot & Energetic Universe (watch trailer)

February 16th, 2023   Zula Patrol: Under the Weather (watch trailer)

April 10th, 2023   Cowboy Astronomer (watch trailer)

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