Public Shows

NOTE: The Planetarium is CLOSED Friday March 29th for Spring Break. We will re-open on Friday, April 5th. We hope to see you then!

The Palomar College Planetarium is open to the public on Friday evenings. After the show guests are invited to join us on the planetarium patio for free viewing through our telescopes (weather permitting).

Important Notes!

  • Shows often sell out ahead of time.  We recommend that you purchase your tickets online so you are not disappointed.
  • Each show is sold separately.  You may purchase tickets for one or both shows.
  • The shows start on schedule - late seating is not allowed!
  • Seating is not assigned and is open to first come, first served. Arrive early to get the seats you want.
  • Seating is limited to 142 visitors.
  • Masks are not required, but guests are strongly encouraged to wear them.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the planetarium theater.
  • Due to the darkened environment and safety concerns, children under the age of 5 years old are not allowed in the Planetarium shows.
  • All Planetarium shows are indoors and are unaffected by bad weather.  The shows go on as planned - rain or shine!
  • All ticket sales are final.  No refunds are given for late arrivals or no-shows.

Friday Public Evening Schedule of Events

TimeEvent
6:15 pmLobby opens - box office opens - gift shop opens
6:30 pmDoors to the theater open - seating begins
7:00 - 8:00 pmThe Sky Tonight presentation (click for more information)
8:15 - 9:00 pmFulldome Presentation (see "Current Fulldome Presentation Schedule" below)
6:15 - 9:30 pmTelescope Viewing on Patio (weather permitting)

Current Presentation Schedule

Day and Date7:00 PM Show
(click on the name for a description of the show)
8:15 PM Fulldome Show
(click on the name for a description of the show)
Friday, April 19thThe Sky TonightFaster Than Light
Friday, April 26thThe Sky TonightMoons: Worlds of Mystery

Ticket Prices

(Each show is sold separately)
Show Name and Attendee TypeTicket Cost and Purchase Link

The Sky Tonight

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
General Admission (ages 13 and older) $7.00
Palomar College staff/students (with valid I.D.)$5.00
Children (ages 5 - 12)
NOTE: children under 5 are not allowed.
$5.00
Senior (55 and older) $5.00
Military (with valid I.D.) $5.00

Fulldome Show

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
General Admission (ages 13 and older) $7.00
Palomar College staff/students (with valid I.D.)$5.00
Children (ages 5 - 12)
NOTE: children under 5 are not allowed
$5.00
Senior (55 and older) $5.00
Military (with valid I.D.) $5.00
Effective 1/1/2023 - We NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH at the box office. All major credit cards are accepted.

Tickets are sold in advance online up to 5:30pm on the day of the show. The remaining tickets are sold at the box office on the night of the show. Shows are often sold out before the night of the show. If you want to guarantee a ticket, we recommend that you purchase your tickets online in advance!