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Special Events and Activities at the Science Center


 Mark Your Calendar Now     

Join us this year for great activities including special events, planetarium programs and free, family science nights!


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 Outstanding FREE Family Events  



October 26,  2018
6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
June 5, 2019
6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

 Come out and join us and bring the entire family!  Special features include planetarium programs, Challenger missions, hands-on STEM activities, live animals, special guests and more.

Friday Planetarium Nights       

Friday Night Planetarium Programs are back in 2019!


Sept 14, 2018

Viewers Choice: Maddie's Choice- Sounds Greek to Me!

October 19, 2018

Viewer's Choice: Gideon's Choice- Into the Dark!

November 16, 2018

Navajo Skies

December 14, 2018

40th Anniversary Special: Terrible Teddy 

(1st Owens Planetarium Program)

January 11, 2019 

4oth Anniversary Special: Susie's Snowflake

(Longest Running Owens Planetarium Program)

February 8, 2019 

4oth Anniversary Special: Shape Up!

(One of Current Most Popular Planetarium Programs)


March 8, 2019  

Astronaut Academy II 

(back by popular demand with all new training activities)


April 5, 2019 

Viewer's Choice: Eleanor & DeMarco's Choice- 

Planetary Meteorologists


May 10, 2019 

Return to the Moon

50th Anniversary of Moon landing


Planetarium shows usually occur on the 2nd Friday of each month. 

Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for teachers/seniors/students and children under 3 are free.








Stay Tuned for the Return of Planetarium Patty's Plaza
It will back soon!
"Speakers and dates are still being determined! Check back for updates!"
Would you like to quench your thirst for more in-depth astronomy?  Then try visiting Planetarium Patty's Plaza (P3), a few special planetarium nights designed to take  you deeper into specific astronomical topics of interest.  These nights are geared towards anyone with an interest in astronomy, structured as a a lecture/Q&A session with some bonus night sky features.  
Times for all programs are: 7:30 PM, doors open by 7:15 PM
 FREE to the Public



 Concert Under the Stars
Concert Under the Stars
This is a free, STEAM series in which groups from the community perform music, dance and song under the stars of the planetarium.  Groups from 2017-18 included the College Park Chamber Singers and the Thomas Johnson Middle School Symphonic Band and Orchestra.

Check back for next year's performance dates!