Mark Breen at the entrance of the Planetarium

A limited number of tickets for special eclipse-themed shows on April 6th – 8th are available for advance purchase. Check our Sun+Moon+YOU activities for details.

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Lyman Spitzer Jr Planetarium Logo

The Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium

Our planetarium offers an immersive, surrounded experience. Regularly scheduled presentations are recommended for children ages 7 and older. Once the doors are closed, guests will no longer be admitted.

Planetarium Admission

Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $8

Planetarium Tickets

Purchase your tickets at the front desk on the day of your visit.
Fairbanks Museum members can reserve tickets by email for weekend shows only.
Reservations must be received at least 24 hours in advance of your visit and picked up at least 1/2 hour before the scheduled presentation.

School groups can schedule a planetarium program here.

Private Events

Reserve the planetarium for a private show (up to 24 people – not a school or community group) including a show of your choice, free admission to the museum for everyone in your group, plus a household membership for $300.
Please call 802-748-2372 to reserve your private planetarium event.
Reservations for a private show must be made at least 1 week in advance.

11:30 AM

TONIGHT’S SKY with a live presenter

Take a guided tour of the cosmos with one of our astronomy presenters. You’ll be introduced to the stars, planets, and constellations that are visible in the night sky.

12:30 PM

Dinosaurs of Antarctica

From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals—where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation—and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change. Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome to Antarctica.

1:30 PM

Beyond the Sun

While CELESTE is fighting off sleep in her room by reading a book on astronomy she receives an unexpected visit from MOON.

Together, they will enjoy a journey through the Universe to discover what exoplanets are and how they can be detected.

They observe rogue planets, oceanic worlds and super-Earths. Moon tells her about exoplanet hunters, who observe the sky in search of planets like Earth.