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.
April 3–June 23, 2013
Skywatchers of Africa - NEW!
Wednesdays-Sundays at 2 pm
Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up, 40 minutes
For thousands of years, Africans have used their knowledge of the sky to build their societies, shape their spiritual lives, and meet their physical needs for survival. Skywatchers of Africa highlights the diversity of African astronomy, examines cultural uses of the sky that developed throughout history, and celebrates our shared human experience.
Stars of the Pharaohs
Saturdays & Sundays at 4 pm
Recommended for adults and children ages 9 and up, 40 minutes
Follow the Stars of the Pharaohs to discover how ancient Egyptians studied the skies to tell time, create workable calendars, and align gigantic monuments. Explore the connection they felt with the stars and other astronomical phenomena.
Not only does the program include images of the Egyptian ruins as they appear today, but some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world have been digitally recreated to reveal their original splendor. Stars of the Pharaohs is narrated by actor John Rhys-Davies. This program compliments the African Cosmos exhibit.
Watch the trailer for Stars of the Pharaohs.
Secret of the Carboard Rocket
Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm
Recommended for children ages 6 to 9, 35 minutes
Join us for a fascinating tale of a brother and sister who set out on a rocket ship made from a cardboard box. Using an astronomy book from the library they take a spectacular whirlwind tour of the Solar System - from sizzling hot Mercury to icy Pluto!
Watch the trailer for Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Please note: the Museum and Planetarium are closed on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Check back soon for more upcoming special events.
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, 12–5 pm
The 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.