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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 multiple shows daily!

 

thors helmet constellation

Cinematic Cosmos – A Planetarium Film Festival

This holiday season, travel the universe from November 24-28 (closed Thanksgiving day) with new and classic planetarium shows in Cinematic Cosmos – A Planetarium Film Festival. Find upcoming showtimes and show descriptions here

 

Current Showtimes through 10/31/21

Wednesday

10:30AM
Out of This World

11:30AM
Far Out!

 

1:30PM
Spooky Skies – ASL interpreted

2:30PM
Far Out!

Thursday

10:30AM
Out of This World

11:30AM
Far Out!

 

1:30PM
Spooky Skies

2:30PM
Far Out!

Friday

10:30AM
Out of This World

11:30AM
Far Out!

 

1:30PM
Spooky Skies

2:30PM
Far Out!

Saturday

10:30AM
Spooky Skies

11:30AM
Spooky Skies

12:30PM
Spooky Skies

1:30PM
Spooky Skies

2:30PM
Spooky Skies

Sunday

10:30AM
Spooky Skies

11:30AM
Spooky Skies
12:30PM
Spooky Skies
1:30PM
Spooky Skies
2:30PM
Spooky Skies


Milky wayAccessibility

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 ticket to the museum before the planetarium show, please arrive within 15 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 our solar system

Out of This World

Recommended for all ages
Hop into the Bell Museum’s spaceship and tour the planets of our solar system. Investigate the phases of the Moon, be the first humans to land on Mars, and fly through the rings of Saturn. Discover your favorite planet, or moon, while learning what makes a planet a planet in the first place (sorry Pluto).

Three telescopes on top of mountain facing the sun

Big Astronomy

Recommended for all ages
Journey to three world-class observatories in Chile’s rugged Andes Mountains and arid Atacama Desert—remote, extreme regions that happen to have the perfect conditions for astronomical research. Along the way, you’ll meet an inspiring cast of astronomers, engineers, technicians, and support staff who keep these mega-machines running.

Photo Credit: California Academy of Sciences

Grey, blue and pink supernova

Spooky Skies

Halloween special running Oct 20-29 at 1:30 daily and all day Oct 30-31  

Recommended for all ages
Join our planetarium team this Halloween season as they share how to spot the creepy and cool cosmic sights in our night sky.

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.