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Teachers and Group Leaders: Please see Programs for Schools and Groups for information on reserving a planetarium program for your group.

For more exciting programs, visit Upcoming Events.




Through June 22



Back to the Moon
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 2 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 4 pm
Recommended for adults and children ages 9 and up (35 minutes)






This new planetarium show chronicles teams around the world competing for one of the largest prizes in history: the Google Lunar XPRIZE. To win, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and then send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition will spark the imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration. The race is on!








Little Star That Could
Saturday & Sunday, 1 & 3 pm
Recommended for children ages 5 to 8 (35 minutes)






A little star is born all by himself. Lonely for some friends, he embarks on a journey through the galaxy. Along the way he meets different stars, learns about their lives, colors and temperatures. At the end of his voyage he is introduced to a star cluster, the Milky Way and the planets in our Solar System.











Please note, the Planetarium will be closed on Saturday, May 10, inorder to prepare for an evening benefit event.




When school is out, the Planetarium is in!


April 16-18 and 23-25
During the spring school breaks the Planetarium will feature:


Back to the Moon, 2 & 4 pm

Little Star, 3 pm






Tuesday, April 15, 2 – 5:30 am
 Location: Riker Hill Park, Livingston, NJ

(Entrance to the park is near 284 Beaufort Ave. No rain date.)

Join us during the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15 for a total eclipse of the Moon! Join the planetarium staff at Riker Hill Park in Livingston. Telescopes will be set up for the public to view the eclipse. Mars and Saturn will also be visible. Free.

If the event needs to be canceled due to the weather a message will be left at 973.596.6529. Stargazing events are free, no reservations required and telescopes are provided for viewing.  


This event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks.




Saturday, May 3
During the Museum’s annual Dinosaur Day event, the Planetarium will feature:

Little Star, 11 am
Dinosaur Prophecy, noon

Zula Patrol 2, 1 & 3 pm
Back to the Moon, 2 & 4 pm



Planetarium Admission


Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3
Members: Adults $3, children & seniors $2

Planetarium tickets are not included in General Museum Admission and must be purchased at the front desk upon entering the Museum. Coupons and complimentary tickets must also be redeemed at this time. Tickets go on sale at as soon as the Museum opens on a first come first served basis only, so please plan to arrive and purchase tickets at least an hour before showtime. Please note that seating is limited, programs begin promptly, and that latecomers cannot be admitted. The planetarium is not recommended for children under four years of age and strollers are not permitted. An adult must accompany all children.

Call Newark Skyline at 973-596-6529 for weekly updates, or visit our Sky Watch page.



Saturn: Exploring a Celestial Wonder
Wednesday–Sunday, noon–5 pm

SaturnThe Cassini spacecraft is currently exploring Saturn's countless rings and moons to help use better understand our place in the universe.  Join us to observe recent video and still images of these spectacular and curious sights, including Saturn's many satellites and Titan, its largest moon.

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