Skip to main content

Planetarium

K-12 Planetarium Presentations

Bring your classroom into the planetarium for an interactive experience in the dome! Each presentation will include astronomy topics that align with the K-12 science standards and a short full-dome movie.

K-12 presentations are only offered on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Please note that planetarium seating can accommodate 52 guests. Please refer to our K-12 Planetarium Presentation Form to schedule your time. 

SFCC Public Planetarium Presentations

Bring your curiosity, let us do the rest! Visit the starry night in our dome and explore the cosmos.

Buying Tickets

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for CCS students with valid ID and children ages 3-18. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for a different show time/date. The Planetarium is located in Building 28, Room 142.

Dynamic Earth Movie Cover
Dynamic Earth

Shows start promptly at their designated times!

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s global climate and follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.

January 27, 28 and 29

Secret Lives of Stars Movie Cover
Secret Lives of Stars

Shows start promptly at their designated times!

Not all stars are created equal. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die. Explore the life cycles and diversity of stars in the universe.

March 10, 11 and 12

Black Holes Movie Cover
Black Holes

Shows start promptly at their designated times!

Audiences will be dazzled with striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy.

May 5, 6 and 7

Gravity Revealed Movie Cover
Gravity Revealed

Shows start promptly at their designated times!

Why do things fall? Gravity, the attractive force. But what if that attractive force didn’t exist? If there’s no pull, what causes objects to fall? The answer to that question is an amazing one indeed. It’s time to unlock the secrets of gravity.

June 2, 3 and 4

Earth, Moon & Sun Movie Cover
Earth, Moon & Sun

Why do the Sun, Moon, and stars seem to move across the sky? Why are different evening star patterns visible at different times of the year? Why does the Moon seem to change shape from time to time? This amusing and educational planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun. 

The Saturday presentations are designated 'Kid Shows' featuring Earth, Moon and Sun.

Private Presentation Rentals

Limited private planetarium presentations are available throughout the academic school year. Please email the planetarium staff for details. Fees begin at $10 per person with a minimum of $100 base price.