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, virtual night sky tours, private planetarium events & shows, night sky observing programs, and is a virtual classroom resource for all parents and educators.


Explore the Night

Once Monthly Through 2021

Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. the goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark.

Romance in the Stars

February 13 & 14 @ 6:30pm

Across the countless stars are stories of forbidden love and romance. Join the Hurst Planetarium for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day experience, as we tour the night sky’s wealth of romantic tales. Romance in the Stars is a 30-minute, followed by request from the audience. This show is being offered in-person or online VIA Zoom.

Virtual Planetarium Shows

2021 Dates Coming Soon!

Enjoy the wonders of the cosmos through our virtualized planetarium shows from your own home via Zoom. Each virtual show is offered at 3:00 p.m. EST and includes a live night sky tour followed by one of our unique planetarium shows created at the Hurst Planetarium, all updated with new scientific discoveries and imagery!

Virtual Night Sky Tours

Date & Time By Request

Experience the night sky from the comfort of your home or back yard! Ella Sharp Museum is offering virtual night sky tours. These tours will show you what’s currently in your night sky, when to look for it, and the easiest ways to observe. This is perfect for at home birthdays or any special occasion. Programming will be personalized for the guest of honor.

In-Person Private Shows

Date & Time By Request

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!