Public Shows 2023-2024.

Public planetarium shows, featuring the Digistar 7 projector, are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 P.M. and Sundays at 2:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.

At the door admission prices for all shows are:

  • Adults, $5.50
  • Students and senior citizens, $5.00
  • Children (age 12 and under), $4.50
  • Friends of Abrams Planetarium Members, Free
  • Free with Museums For All (with valid EBT, medicaid, or WIC card and photo ID)
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  • Tickets may be bought in advance online or at the door just before showtime. Online ticket purchases contain additional convenience fees.

A current sky talk using the Digistar projector will follow all shows.

Please note that once a show begins the planetarium doors are locked and there will be no late admittance for the safety and comfort of our visitors. Please be sure to arrive before the stated start time of your show.

2023-2024 Show Schedule.

The Abrams Planetarium public show schedule for Fall 2023 through Summer 2024. Each show is approximately 60 minutes long; a 30 minute recorded portion followed by a 30 minute live presentation of the current evening sky.

July 5, 2024 - July 28, 2024

Phantom of the Universe
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm. Sundays 4:00 pm.

Join us as we showcase an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. See the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term "dark matter." From there explore the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda Galaxy and then plummet deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine. Finally journey across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, to learn how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.

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Beyond the Sun
Sundays 2:30 pm.

While going to sleep, Celeste is visited by a friendly particle of light called Moon. Together, they travel beyond the Sun in search of new worlds and enjoy the delights and mysteries of exoplanet hunting. Find out how to detect exoplanets with Celeste and Moon and learn about all the different types of worlds including rogue planets, oceanic worlds and super-Earths. Even more, learn about real-life exoplanet hunters who observe the sky and search for other planets that are like Earth.

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Abrams Planetarium public shows will end for the season with the July 28 shows and will return in late September. The business office will be open during this time. The 2024-2025 show schedule should be posted by late August.

Planetarium Parking (Click for Map):

Weekends and weekdays after 6:00 pm free parking is available in the lot directly across the street from Abrams Planetarium (Lot 41). Weekdays from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm public parking for the planetarium is limited. Busses and other marked vehicles may park directly in front of the planetarium, in the bus loading zone while their presentation is being given. Passes are also available for up to six vehicles for the bus loading zone on a first come basis, if busses are not using the area. On weekdays the closest public parking to the planetarium is in the parking ramp directly behind the building (Shaw Lane Parking Ramp, Ramp 1/Lot 51). Public parking is in the basement sublevels and is Pay by Plate. For more information about Pay by Plate, please visit to the MSU Parking Services website.

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We also offer Sensory Friendly versions of our shows, click here for more information.

Abrams Planetarium EventsClick here to find 2023-2024 Abrams Planetarium event schedule.

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