Oliver Announcement 3-21-2021
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***TEMPORARY CHANGES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***

We will be closed Mondays.

Regularly scheduled shows will be on hold for Saturday, April 17th, please check our events page for details!

Public shows are at...
12pm, 2pm, & 4pm Wednesday - Saturday
2pm & 4pm Sunday

Please arrive 5-10mins before showtime to get seated.

Exhibits have reopened! We are open to the public:
12pm - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday & 2pm - 5pm Sunday

We will close for cleanings at 1pm & 3pm, please allow us about an hour for each cleaning so that we may keep our facility safe for all visitors.


Private Visits/Shows available at 10am Wednesay-Saturday for $1.50 per person
limited to 25 people per group per show & bookings are only available a month out at this time

**Masks Are Required.**

Please call ahead for seating availability or private bookings. (252) 939-3302

About the Planetarium


Our 60-seat planetarium is a large, round room with a 24-foot giant dome where the sky (sun, moon, stars, planets, etc.) is projected.

Recently, we have upgraded from an Analog Spitz Projector (pictured above left) to a digital ePlanetarium Discovery Dome (pictured above right). We may now project full dome videos and take star exploration to the next level!

Take up close trips to planets, nebula, and other celestial phenomena. Daily shows automatically update for 8:40 pm each night, stargazing nights are set to update by the minute.

The planetarium doubles as a screen for movie nights. Planetarium shows, held daily, are subject to change periodically. 


Planetarium Show Schedule


  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday, & Sunday: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Scheduled shows are free to the public, any shows given to groups outside of the normal schedule are available for $1.50 per person.

Please contact us at 252-939-3302 to schedule school field trips, day camps and other groups. Anyone coming for a Planetarium show please arrive 10 minutes before show time and let the front desk know. Once a show has started the door is locked until the show is over.