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 our calendar of events.
From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA
Wednesday-Friday, 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 4 pm
Recommended for ages 10 and up (40 minutes)
Zula Patrol 2: Down to Earth
Saturday & Sunday, 1 & 3 pm
Recommended for ages 5 to 9 (35 minutes)
Additional Planetarium Show Times:
April 8-10: Vacation Fun
2 & 4 pm: From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA
3 pm: Zula Patrol 2
April 11: Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire
noon, 2 & 4 pm: From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA
11 am, 3 pm: Zula Patrol 2
May 2: Dinosaur Day
12:30 & 2:30 pm: Zula Patrol 2
1:30 & 3:30 pm: Dinosaur Prophecy
4:30 pm: From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA
Please note: Planetarium tickets are not included in General Museum Admission and must be purchased at the front desk upon entering the Museum.
Special Event: Stargazing at Riker Hill Park, Livingston, NJ
Friday, May 22, 9:30-11:30 pm
Riker Hill Park, 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston, NJ
All ages, Free.
Join the Museum Astronomer and other Planetarium staff for a stargazing event at Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston, NJ. Weather permitting; telescopes will be set up for the public to view the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and other wonders of the night sky.
If the event needs to be canceled due to the weather a message will be left at 973.596.6529 after 5:00 p.m. on the day of the event. The event is free, no reservations required and telescopes are provided for viewing. This event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks.
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
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.