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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 August 17





Little Star that Could
Wednesday-Sunday,1:30 pm
Recommended for children ages 5-8 (35 minutes)

Lonely for some friends, a little star embarks on a journey through the galaxy and along the way he meets different types of stars. At the end of his voyage he is introduced to the Milky Way and the planets in our Solar System.






Back to the Moon
Wednesday-Sunday, 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Recommended for adults and children ages 9 and up (35 minutes)


This 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. This global competition will spark the imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration. The race is on!


The Planetarium will be closed July 4, and for maintenance from August 18 through September 16.



September 17-28


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

See above for description.


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)

See above for description.




Great Balls of Fire: Asteroid, Comets & Meterors 
Opens October 1




Special Event


Saturday, October 18

Further details coming soon.


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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