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.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 4 pm
Recommended for ages 10 and up (40 minutes)
Throughout Earth's violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors to mountain sized boulders that can threaten Earth.
Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction yet they have delivered life-giving water and organic materials necessary for life. Life on Earth owes its very existence to these denizens of the solar system.
This ceaseless firefall is our only tangible connection to the universe beyond and is an ever-present reminder of our own humble beginnings in the hostile environment of space.
Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
Saturday & Sunday, 1 & 3 pm
Recommended for ages 5 to 9 (30 minutes)
This new planetarium program is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate Princess Andromeda, daughter of the vain and arrogant Queen Cassiopeia. In divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, Andromeda is to be sacrificed to a terrible sea monster. Can the Greek hero Perseus and his mighty flying horse Pegasus rescue her in time? After the show, explore the brilliant star patterns named for these mythological characters.
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.