Planetarium Shows

The Hurst Planetarium at Ella Sharp Museum

This magical planetarium is managed by the Ella Sharp Museum. 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 and shows, night sky observing programs, and is a virtual classroom resource for parents and educations and scouting groups.

The newly updated planetarium offers an amazing and unique venue for private events including birthday parties, baby showers, graduation open houses, anniversaries, weddings, receptions & more.

The Planetarium is also available for private shows virtually. In 2020 the staff of Ella Sharp Museum provided multiple shows for a families all across the world from India to New York.

Featured Events & Programming

In-Person Private Shows

Date & Time By Request

Look no further for a unique personalized experience through time and space. The Hurst Planetarium is available for private shows for your family, friends, club or classroom. We can show you the night sky from any place and time on Earth, travel throughout the solar system, or visit the edge of the observable universe! A Hurst Planetarium show is perfect for a one-of-a-kind family event, classroom program, special date night, anniversary gift, and more!   Call to make a reservation!

Rent the Planetarium

Rent the Planetarium

The Hurst Planetarium is an “Out of this world” event rental space for your next birthday party, anniversary celebration, small wedding, baby shower, and more! The intimate 30-foot starlit dome holds approximately 50 guests at theater-style or rounds and captivates visitors of all ages. Private events in the planetarium are also equipped with colorful lighting, personalized programming that can feature museum quality shows, visuals, and flexible offerings. Contact our event coordinator at 517-787-2320 or by email.