Planetarium Shows

Hurst Planetarium

This magical Planetarium is managed by the Ella Sharp Museum, and Public Astronomy shows are presented under the 30-foot dome throughout the year with a new state-of-the art OmniStar projector. The Planetarium offers shows featuring a live presentation of the stars Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Special Events

Kavlie Fulldome Lecture Series

Saturday, November 2
$6 for adults / $4 for kids

Join the Hurst Planetarium for the next installment of the Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series. This live, one-of-a-kind presentation is created by Adler Planetarium and will be “domecasted” to planetariums around the world. Last year we got to see the universe change on a human timescale. This year, presenters Dr. Laura Trouille and Dr. Chris Lintott will show us the many surprises that come along with cutting edge research. What’s it like to look for alien life? What’s with this weird cloud of gas between the galaxies? What can you do to help scientists find these unexpected discoveries? Join us to find out!

Ongoing Events

Sunday Public Shows
Mayan Archaeoastronomy – Observers of the Universe

Sundays @ 1:30 pm
Price: $6 Adult, $4 Member, $4 Child (Free under 5)

Jupiter is the largest planet in our grand solar system, and it holds many mysteries beneath its clouds and throughout its dozens of moons. Even though Jupiter orbits nearly 500 million miles away from the Sun, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory challenged themselves to send a space probe to the gas giant and see what answers they could find. This spacecraft, named Juno, arrived at Jupiter in 2016 and has witnessed one fantastic sight after another. Join us for an exploration of Juno’s journey and see the wonders of Jupiter for yourself!

Sunday Public Shows
Jupiter Up Close

Sundays @ 2:30 pm
Price: $6 Adult, $4 Member, $4 Child (Free under 5)

Jupiter is the largest planet in our grand solar system, and it holds many mysteries beneath its clouds and throughout its dozens of moons. Even though Jupiter orbits nearly 500 million miles away from the Sun, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory challenged themselves to send a space probe to the gas giant and see what answers they could find. This spacecraft, named Juno, arrived at Jupiter in 2016 and has witnessed one fantastic sight after another. Join us for an exploration of Juno’s journey and see the wonders of Jupiter for yourself!

Thursday Public Shows
Jupiter Up Close

Sundays @ 6:30 pm
Price: $6 Adult, $4 Member, $4 Child (Free under 5)

Jupiter is the largest planet in our grand solar system, and it holds many mysteries beneath its clouds and throughout its dozens of moons. Even though Jupiter orbits nearly 500 million miles away from the Sun, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory challenged themselves to send a space probe to the gas giant and see what answers they could find. This spacecraft, named Juno, arrived at Jupiter in 2016 and has witnessed one fantastic sight after another. Join us for an exploration of Juno’s journey and see the wonders of Jupiter for yourself!

Ella’s Explorers

Third Saturdays of each month
Price: $4 Drop-In or $36 for 12 months
Member Price: $3 Drop-In or $30 for 12 months

Ella’s Explorers is a brand new club for children with a curious mind and an explorer’s heart. Join us each month for out of this world activities and experiences; design a rocket, build models of the solar system, learn how to use telescopes, and more! Recommended for ages 7-11.

Sensory Friendly Planetarium Shows

First Sundays of each month @ 12:00 pm
Price: $6 Adult, $4 Member, $4 Child (Free under 5)

Sensory friendly planetarium shows are designed to make the planetarium environment more accessible. Soft lights remain on, sounds are set to lower levels, and the doors are left open. Shows will be on the first Sunday of each month starting March 2019.

Private Shows

Time & date made upon reservation

Have you ever wanted a birthday under the stars? A party that’s out of this world? A place for your event unlike any other? Look no further than Ella Sharp Museum’s Hurst Planetarium! Call to make a reservation!