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 8/21/22

Tuesday

10:30AM
The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

11:30AM
Latest in Space

12:30PM
Birth of Planet Earth

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Latest in Space

Wednesday

10:30AM
The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

11:30AM
Latest in Space

12:30PM
Birth of Planet Earth

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Latest in Space

Thursday

10:30AM
The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

11:30AM
Latest in Space

12:30PM
Birth of Planet Earth

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Latest in Space

Friday

10:30AM
The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

11:30AM
Latest in Space

12:30PM
Birth of Planet Earth

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Latest in Space

 

Saturday

9:30AM
The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

10:30AM
Minnesota Night Skies

11:30AM
Latest in Space

12:30PM
Birth of Planet Earth

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Latest in Space

Sunday

9:30AM
The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

10:30AM
Minnesota Night Skies

11:30AM
Latest in Space

12:30PM
Birth of Planet Earth

1:30PM
Minnesota Night Skies

2:30PM
Latest in Space


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

Animated charters above text: The Zula PatrolThe Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

Recommended for ages 7 and under

The heroes of the intergalactic Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research. Along the way they learn about weather on Earth and on other planets. This program explores what weather is and some of the many forms it can take.

Orion constellationMinnesota Night Skies

Recommended for all ages
This show is Live!

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.

Moon in background overlooking crater full of lavaBirth of Planet Earth

Recommended for ages 8+ 

How did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? This planetarium full dome show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins.

Illustration of a helicopter above perseverance on marsLatest in Space

Recommended for ages 8+
This show is Live!
 

Robots sampling Mars! Telescopes studying galaxies! Humans floating in space! In this interactive planetarium show, stay up-to-date with the latest news in space while getting the chance to ask your questions about what’s new above your head and in a galaxy far, far away.

Past Planetarium Shows

These past planetarium shows are not currently on view. They will be returning at a later date.

Temperance RiverMinnesota Water Stories

Recommended for ages 12+
What does water mean to you? What do you know about the issues facing water in Minnesota? What can you do to help keep Minnesota waters safe and clean? Minnesota Water Stories transports you around the state to see the beautiful views of rivers and lakes in Minnesota, watch scientists in action, and explore opportunities to help protect our most precious resource.

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).

Yellow light surrounding black holeUnseen Universe

Recommended for ages 10+
Look into cutting edge astronomy and explore the universe far beyond our human senses. For millions of years, our view of the heavens has been limited by our eyes, allowing us to only see a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation we call visible light. For the first time ever, in the greatest breakthrough since the invention of the telescope, we now have the technology to capture the Universe over an amazing width of the spectrum and beyond. We can even interlink telescopes around the world to capture data on a global scale.

The colorful Tarantula NebulaFar Out!

Recommended for ages 8+
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!

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.