Planetarium Star Ball

Seymour Planetarium

Springfield Science Museum

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. The star ball in the Seymour Planetarium can project more than 7,000 stars which vary in brightness.

Showtimes

Fridays

2 pm The Night Sky
What is that you’re seeing in the sky at night? With the planetarium stars as the backdrop, find out how to locate and identify celestial objects, planets, and constellations as the seasons change. Ages 8 and up.

Saturdays & Sundays

11:15 am The Night Sky
What is that you’re seeing in the sky at night? With the planetarium stars as the backdrop, find out how to locate and identify celestial objects, planets, and constellations as the seasons change. Ages 8 and up.

Noon The Magic Sky
Join Jesse in a dream adventure sparked by a bedtime story about the night sky. Through story and song, children explore the concept of day and night and discover that the sun is really a star. Ages 5 and up.

1 pm Oceans in Space
Fasten your seat belts as you embark on an incredible journey through time and space. Investigate theories about the creation of Earth, explore evidence that life on our planet began in the depths of the oceans, and speculate about life in the farthest reaches of the universe. Ages 8 and up.

2 pm Mystery of the Disappearing Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for nearly 200 million years and then, in the geological blink of an eye, they were gone forever. Travel far out into space, deep inside the earth and back in time as we try to unravel the mystery of the disappearing dinosaurs. Ages 8 and up.

Tickets

In addition to general museum admission

Adults: $3
Children 3-17: $2
Museum members: Free