Public programs are a cornerstone of the Planetarium's mission. Regular showings are offered evenings and weekends so anyone can come enjoy a rotating schedule of breathtaking full-dome experiences.
Adults: $6 for adults
Children Under 12/Seniors: $5
OCC Students: FREE ticket with student ID*
For all public shows, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled show begins. There will be no late admittance. Planetarium Tickets are Non-transferrable and Non-refundable.
We advise against bringing children younger than 5 years old to planetarium programs. The planetarium theater gets very dark and the visuals can be alarming to young children.
All programs are approximately 1 hour long.
Looking to bring a large group to visit the planetarium during the week? Check out our Field Trips page!
Alternatively, beginning in September we are offering shows at 11am on the first and third Thursday of every month specifically for smaller groups. See the schedule here!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo11 moon landing, Capcom Go will be our featured program Fridays at 7 and Saturday/Sunday at 12:30
And Satudays and Sundays at 11:00 and 2:00 you can travel with Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House to explore the universe!
Tickets for all these programs are available now!
Check out the pages below for info about upcoming community events!
SciFi Saturdays - 9/14, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14
Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future Documentary Screening - 10/5, 10/11, 10/12, 10/18, 10/19
Orange County Children's Book Festival - 10/6
Community STEM Night - 10/25
New Shows Coming in October!
Curious about Dark Matter? Want to explore the planets of our solar system? Starting in October we are proud to present two brand new programs: Phantom of the Universe - The Hunt for Dark Matter, and To Worlds Beyond - Journey Through the Solar System.
Public Programs are scheduled for:
Friday evenings at 7:00
Saturday and Sunday at 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00
Magic Treehouse: Space Mission
Travel with the brother-sister duo Jack and Annie in their Magic Treehouse as they learn about how scientists uncover the mysteries of the universe. With the help of a real astronomer, astronaut, and of course, a pile of books, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning to the edges of the universe.
Based on the popular book series by Mary Pope Osborne.
Recommended ages: 5-10
Magic Tree House Trailer
Saturdays @ 11:00 and 2:00
Sundays @ 11:00 and 2:00
An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future.
Recommended ages: 8 and up
Capcom Go Trailer
Saturdays @ 12:30