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December 14 2018 Planetarium Shows

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0209 Old Main

4841 Cass Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

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Join us for our free weekly planetarium shows at 7pm or 8:30pm each Friday! Tickets for both showtimes are available through this event listing. 40 of our 60 seats are reservable for every show. Reserve seats at noon on the Sunday prior to a show. Reserved seats get claimed quickly, but we always have 20 walk in seats available too.

Join us for our free public planetarium show!

Come and learn about the current night sky and see a fulldome movie! Our Friday night shows are geared towards a general audience and last about 75 minutes. The Wayne State University planetarium has a Spitz high definition digital projector and seating for 60 guests.

Show Dates and Times

Shows are held at 7pm and 8:30pm nearly every Friday. Shows begin promptly at their scheduled start time, and people with reserved seats should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to show time, or their seats will be released to walk-in attendees.

Ticket Availability

40 seats are available for reservation here at noon on the Sunday prior to a show. The remaining 20 seats will be available first-come first-serve at the door for walk-ins. If you reserve a seat please arrive with your ticket no later than 10 minutes before the show starts. We will release remaining open seats to the general public after this time. For walk-in tickets we recommend arriving 20-30 minutes before the show in order to ensure you get seats.

Parking Information

The nearest WSU campus lot with visitor parking is lot 60; if you prefer a WSU parking garage, both garage 6 and 8 have visitor parking. See http://parking.wayne.edu/visitors/index.php for maps and fees.

On street parking is also available, the city charges $1.00 per hour and takes cash, credit cards, or you can use their mobile app ParkDetroit on your phone for payment.

Finding the Planetarium on Wayne State University's Campus

The planetarium is located on the lower lever of the Old Main building - the building with the clock tower on the corner of Cass and Warred Avenues in Detroit. If you enter through the main entrance on Cass Avenue, take the stairs down and walk straight ahead - you'll see the Planetarium murals and our double doors - room 0209.

For Families

On the second Saturday morning each month the planetarium offers a free show geared towards families with children 10 and under, our Young Astronomer's Show. While children are welcome at Friday night shows, they may prefer the Young Astronomer's Show content. These shows last just about an hour, have content and a movie geared towards children, and may be best for young children who have trouble sitting quietly through a longer, more complex presentation.

Interested in bringing a large group to the planetarium?

The planetarium can be reserved for private showings for school groups, scout troops, birthday parties or by other organizations for a fee. Please contact our staff for more information so we can help you design a show to meet your needs.

For additional information on location or event details please see the planetarium website.



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