Enjoy a live, immersive presentation in Pacific Science Center’s Willard Smith Planetarium. Blast-off to the outer reaches of the universe, or explore the planets in our own solar system. Discuss current astronomy news and learn about recent discoveries. Each show is live and presenters can modify the program based on interest. There is always something different to experience!

Planetarium Schedule & Shows

Shows run for 30-40 minutes.

Show Title & DescriptionTime
Preschool All Stars – Written with our youngest guests in mind this show is an opportunity for children of all ages to be introduced to the wonders of astronomy. Guests interact with the sky and space in the planetarium through dance, song, and storytelling.
Best for ages 2-5
10:30 a.m.
Sky Watch – From night sky star gazing to touring the planets of our solar system, the science of astronomy brings a galaxy of topics to explore. Join the PacSci planetarium team on an interactive journey that may have you finding patterns in tonight’s stars, or getting up close with our planetary neighbors. Each presenter will showcase space in uniquely fun and exciting ways!1:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.


All planetarium shows are included in General Admission tickets, but require timed tickets.

To reserve your tickets, all guests must buy General Admission tickets and can be included in your purchase under “Add-on Experiences” in the General Admission online process. Planetarium shows tend to sell out quickly and will not show under “Add-on Experiences” if sold out.

Virtual planetarium Shows