Public Shows

COVID-19 UPDATE 10-1-2021: Palomar College currently has only limited face-to-face instruction and has restricted all public indoor gatherings. The planetarium is closed until further notice. When this changes, we will update this page. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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!

  • 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.
  • 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.

Schedule of Events (CURRENTLY CLOSED)

6:15 pmLobby opens - box office opens - gift shop opens
6:30 pmDoors to the theater open - seating begins
7:00 - 8:00 pm"The Sky Tonight" Presentation
8:15 - 9:00 pmFulldome Presentation (see schedule below)
6:15 - 9:30 pmTelescope Viewing on Patio (weather permitting)

Fulldome Presentation Schedule (CURRENTLY CLOSED)

CLOSEDUNTIL FURTHERNOTICE

Ticket Prices (CURRENTLY CLOSED)

(Each show is sold separately)

The Sky Tonight

General Admission (ages 13 and older) $6.00
Palomar College staff/students (with valid I.D.)$4.00
Children (ages 5 - 12)
Children under 5 are not allowed.
$4.00
Senior (55 and older) $4.00
Military (with valid I.D.) $4.00

Fulldome Show

General Admission (ages 13 and older) $6.00
Palomar College staff/students (with valid I.D.)$4.00
Children (ages 5 - 12)
Children under 5 are not allowed
$4.00
Senior (55 and older) $4.00
Military (with valid I.D.) $4.00
We accept cash, check, debit, and all major credit cards.

Tickets are sold in advance online.
The remaining tickets are sold at the box office on the night of the show.
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