Small crowd looking up in the planetarium

Planetarium Showtimes

Tour the cosmos and beyond in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium

We are pleased to welcome you back to the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium with five shows daily this summer!

 

Current Showtimes

 

10:15AM

11:15AM

12:15PM

1:45PM

2:45PM

Tuesday

Far Out!

Mysteries Of Your Brain

Far Out!

MN Night Skies

A Planet for Goldilocks

Wednesday

Far Out!

Mysteries Of Your Brain

Far Out!

Minnesota Water Stories

A Planet for Goldilocks

Thursday

Far Out!

Mysteries Of Your Brain

Far Out!

MN Night Skies

A Planet for Goldilocks

Friday

Far Out!

Mysteries Of Your Brain

Far Out!

Minnesota Water Stories

A Planet for Goldilocks

Saturday

Far Out!

Mysteries Of Your Brain

Far Out!

MN Night Skies

A Planet for Goldilocks

Sunday Far Out! Mysteries Of Your Brain Far Out! MN Night Skies A Planet for Goldilocks

Accessibility

The Bell Museum is happy to ensure our shows are available to all of our visitors. Please see additional assistance for our visitors offered here

Planetarium Only Pricing

Please arrive 15 minute before your showtime for seating. Planetarium-only tickets do not include access to any museum galleries.

Buy Planetarium-Only Tickets

Adult—$8
Senior (65+)—$7
Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*)—$6
U of M Student (with current student ID)—$4
Bell Museum members get 50 percent off planetarium tickets every day

Combo—Museum Entry & Planetarium Pricing

Combo tickets include a timed ticket to the museum before the planetarium show, please arrive within 10 minutes of your arrival time.  For alternative entry times please call for tickets, 612-626-9660

Buy Combo Tickets

Adult—$17
Senior (65+)—$14
Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*)—$12

Members

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Adult—$4
Senior (65+)—$3.50
Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*)—$3

Now Showing

The colorful Tarantula Nebula

Far Out!

Recommended for all ages
Launch farther out than ever before. Journey to planets beyond our solar system, visit a black hole, or travel to the edge of our visible universe. The only thing expanding faster than the universe will be your sense of amazement!

Orion constellation

Minnesota Night Skies

Recommended for all ages
Join our planetarium staff as we take a look at the sky above Minnesota, including seasonal constellations, the Moon, and visible planets. There’s something in the sky for everyone.

Illustration of brain synapses

Mysteries of Your Brain

Recommended for ages 8+
Mysteries of Your Brain takes you on an immersive, animated adventure into the human brain, exploring how the brain works and what makes human brains so special. Your tour guides on this journey are a curious girl and her crow companion—together you’ll zoom along the paths of neurons, fly through brains and experience illusions on a grand scale. You’ll learn how your brain makes you you and that, ultimately, we each have the power to change our brains.

With generous support from:
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Boston Scientific: Advancing science for life

Temperance River

Minnesota Water Stories

Recommended for ages 12+
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, where the water reflects the sky. Water is essential to life and we all have connections to it, yet there are challenges threatening our waters. Minnesota Water Stories explores challenges, current research, and opportunities we have to protect our most precious resource.

An airy blue atmosphere around Earth

A Planet for Goldilocks

Recommended for all ages
The search for a planet like Earth—one with temperatures, oceans, and an atmosphere suitable for life has been a little like Goldilocks’ search for a decent bowl of porridge: some are too hot, some are too cold, but some are “just right.” Learn the techniques astronomers have already used to find thousands of tiny, dark worlds in orbit around distant stars—some in the Goldilocks Zone.

Virtual Offerings

Interested in exploring the cosmos with us from home? 

Constellation Hunters: Curious about the night sky and what constellations you can see? We’re posting Constellation Hunter videos to help you find constellations you can see from wherever you are (in the northern hemisphere). No telescope required!

Upcoming events: Mark your calendars for upcoming virtual planetarium shows, Star Parties and other live content.

Virtual planetarium shows and star parties: Missed a live virtual show or Star Party? We upload our programs onto YouTube for you to enjoy anytime.