We are open for public programs beginning January 18th on Friday & Saturday nights. If Parkland closes due to weather, then planetarium shows are canceled for that day. Our show hotline is 217/351-2446.
Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur--based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light! Adults are $6; students, seniors and kids under 12 are $5, all tickets sold at the door. Showing through the end of February.
A live‑narrated tour of the wonders of the tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky.Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight and how to find them. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Showing most Fridays at 7pm. Adults are $6; students, seniors and kids under 12 are $5, all tickets sold at the door.
ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD'S ADVENTURE
Big Bird is back! Explore the night sky with our friends from Sesame StreetTM. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu as they take an imaginary trip to the Moon. See how the Moon is different from the Earth and learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star from your backyard. This interactive show for young children comes to us through a generous grant from the PNC Foundation and their "Grow Up Great" program. Showing Saturday nights at 7pm. Adults are $6; students, seniors and kids under 12 are $5, all tickets sold at the door.