Tickets & Pricing


Ticket Prices

  One Show Two Shows Lectures
Adults (13 and older) $8 $12 $2
Students, Seniors, Children <12 $7 $10.50 $2
Groups of 20+ $4 $6 $2
FOSP members Free Free Free

Tickets can be purchased online or in the planetarium lobby 30 minutes prior to the first public show of the day. Cash, checks (made out to Parkland College only), VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and PayPal are accepted.

  • We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot accept bills over $20. 
  • No gift cards of any kind can be accepted.

Public Show Admission

  • Adults: $8
  • Children (12 and under), seniors (65 and over), and Parkland students and staff: $7
  • Stay for both regular shows on the same evening and get the second show half price!
  • Groups (20+): $4 per person (one show) or $6 per person (two consecutive shows)
  • Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium members: no charge

Group Shows

  • Available Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Advance reservations required
  • One show: $4 per person
  • Two shows: $6 per person (Stay for two shows and get the second for half price!)
  • For groups arriving with less than 20 people, there is a minimum fee of $80 for one show and $120 for two shows. The group leader should be in charge of collecting the money and paying for the group. "Groups" can be school groups, church groups, civic groups, bus tours, day camps, Scout groups, nursing homes, etc.

Special Shows