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 multiple shows daily!

 

Current Showtimes through 12/05/21

Wednesday

10:30AM
Out of this World

11:30AM
Far Out

 

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Far Out

Thursday

10:30AM
Out of this World

11:30AM
Far Out

 

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Far Out

Friday

10:30AM
Out of this World

11:30AM
Far Out

 

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Far Out

Saturday

10:30AM
Out of this World

11:30AM
Far Out

12:30PM
Minnesota in the Cosmos

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Far Out

Sunday

10:30AM
Out of this World

11:30AM
Far Out
12:30PM
Minnesota in the Cosmos
1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Far Out


Milky way

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 minutes 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

Illustration of our solar systemOut 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).

view of Earth from space with clouds in the shape of MinnesotaMinnesota in the Cosmos

Recommended for all ages
In this original Bell Museum production, explore the formation of the universe from a uniquely Minnesota perspective. Investigate the deep cosmic and geological history of the land beneath our feet as seen through the eyes of a boy on a field trip to Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls, Minnesota.

The colorful Tarantula NebulaFar 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 constellationMinnesota 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.

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.