Weekend Shows

Weekend Show Schedule

December 19
6:00 PM Season of Light (SOLD OUT) 
7:00 PM Season of Light (SOLD OUT)
December 20
2:00 PM Season of Light
3:00 PM Season of Light
January 6:00 PM TBA
7:00 PM TBA
January 2:00 PM TBA
3:00 PM TBA

For tickets go to our reservations page.
For show descriptions look below at Current Shows.


Admission Prices (for public weekend shows):

Adults $5.00
Seniors (65 and over) $4.00
Students with ID $2.50
Children (3-12) $2.50


Public Weekend Show Schedule

Public programs in the planetarium star theater are on selected Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons (Please see the schedule above). Please check our schedule by calling 559-278-4121 prior to your visit to confirm that the planetarium will be open.

There is free parking available for weekend shows in parking lot P15, right in front of the planetarium (shown in green on campus map). 


Reserving Tickets for Public Weekend Shows

Reserving Tickets

Reservations are recommended, particularly for our popular holiday show.  Tickets can be held at the door by filling out our Weekend Program Ticket Request form on the reservation page.  Please indicate time and date, quantity and type (Please see "Admission Prices" above.) of tickets requested along with your name and phone number.

Ticket payment can be made at the time of ticket pick-up. Pre-payment is not necessary.

Please note that tickets will be held only until 10 minutes prior to show time and then they will be sold to the next customer. Shows start promptly on the hour.


Free Star Gazing

free star gazing

When the planetarium is open for public shows on a Friday night (see schedule above), weather permitting, we take our telescope outside the planetarium to look at celestial objects. Come and check out double star systems, planets, nebulae, and star clusters. There will be someone to assist you in finding what you want to see. We'll be out in front of the planetarium from dusk - 8:00 pm.

Your Sky by John Walker at Fermilab
Sky in Fresno now (Your Sky)
Tonight's Sky by Astronomy.com


Current Planetarium Shows


Season of Light
Season of Light

This family-oriented program focuses on winter holiday traditions from many cultures, and how they have been used for millennia to light up this darkest and coldest of seasons. It also showcases some of our more light-hearted customs--such as giving gifts, kissing under the mistletoe, and decorating Christmas trees. The program highlights some of the winter constellations, demonstrates the cause of the four seasons and the meaning of the winter solstice, and even gives some astronomical possibilities for the Star of Bethlehem.


For a complete list of our shows go to Show Library.
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