Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm
Planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City
Planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City

Kirkpatrick Planetarium

A New Way to Experience the Stars

Visit the newly-upgraded Kirkpatrick Planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma! From the solar system to the farthest reaches of the universe, visitors to the Kirkpatrick Planetarium can create their own adventure alongside our astronomy experts — no two live shows are exactly alike.

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Kirkpatrick Planetarium is now outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, giving you a planetarium experience unlike any you’ve seen before.

Shows are included with your general admission. Seating is available on a first-come,first-served basis. Please arrive early to secure your seat!

To prevent light pollution in the theater, doors close promptly at showtime and no late arrivals are admitted.

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"Journey Through the Cosmos"
Audience participation is a must for deep space travel! 
Come join us for our live presentation as we look up into the night sky, cruise around the solar system, and maybe even see a galaxy far, far away. Choose your own adventure as we journey through the cosmos — no two trips are exactly the same! "Journey Through the Cosmos" is presented in Spanish at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday and last Saturday of each month.

"Viaje por el Cosmos" se presenta en Español a las 3 p.m. Se presentará el primer domingo y el último sábado de cada mes.
 

"Planetarium Spotlight"
Presenter's choice! Sit back as our planetarium educators showcase 
new content and a variety of specialized shows. Call on your sense of adventure and join us as we launch into the wonders of astronomy. This show may be a live presentation and discussion, pre-recorded footage, or a combination of both. 

"Cosmic Adventures"
Take a roller coaster ride from the Moon, through our solar system, and all the way outside our galaxy! This high-speed adventure will immerse you in some of the most amazing sites our universe has to offer.

"Secret Lives of Stars"
Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart
Not all stars are created equal.  Some are massive.  Others are tiny; almost insignificant.  The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die.  We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.

Showtimes

Join us as we head for stars! Show availability depends on the museum's hours. The first showtime is always the first hour after opening and the last showtime is an hour before closing.

Monday*-Friday

10 a.m. Cosmic Adventures

11 a.m. -  Journey Through the Cosmos

12 p.m. -  Secret Lives of Stars

1 p.m. -  Journey Through the Cosmos

2 p.m. -  Journey Through the Cosmos

3 p.m. -  Secret Lives of Stars

4 p.m. -  Planetarium Spotlight

*The Kirkpatrick Planetarium is closed the first Monday of each month for routine maintenance. On days in which the scheduled maintenance is on a legal holiday, the planetarium will typically be closed Tuesday.

Saturday

10 a.m. - Cosmic Adventures

11 a.m. - Journey Through the Cosmos

12 p.m. - Journey Through the Cosmos

1 p.m. - Secret Lives of Stars

2 p.m. - Journey Through the Cosmos

3 p.m. - Journey Through the Cosmos*

4 p.m. - Secret Lives of Stars

5 p.m. - Planetarium Spotlight

*"Journey Through the Cosmos" is presented in Spanish at 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month.

Sunday

12 p.m. -  Cosmic Adventures

1 p.m. - Journey Through the Cosmos

2 p.m. - Secret Lives of Stars

3 p.m. - Journey Through the Cosmos*

4 p.m. -  Journey Through the Cosmos

5 p.m. -  Planetarium Spotlight

*"Journey Through the Cosmos" is presented in Spanish at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month.

Kirkpatrick Planetarium en Español

Viaje Por El Cosmos

Únase a nosotros para "Viaje Por El Cosmos" en español a las 3 p.m. el primer Domingo y el último Sábado de cada mes.

¡La participación de la audiencia es importante para juntos poder viajar al espacio! Venga a unirse a nosotros para nuestra presentación en vivo mientras miramos hacia arriba en el cielo nocturno, navegamos alrededor del sistema solar, y tal vez incluso ver una galaxia muy, muy lejana. Elige tú propia aventura mientras viajamos por el cosmos: ¡No hay dos viajes exactamente iguales!

 

Red Dirt Astronomy: This Month's Sky

Whether your passion is the Red Dirt of Oklahoma or the Red Planet, explore the night sky each month with Kirkpatrick Planetarium Director Tom Arnold! Each month Tom will provide a sky chart, created using Digistar Technology, and a viewing guide with labeled constellations that are visible from inside Oklahoma City. You’ll be able to locate which prominent stars and planets are located in the evening sky and learn about the month’s astronomical events.

 

Red Dirt Astronomy: This month's night sky

 

 Interactive Virtual Planetarium Shows

Teachers, bring the universe into your classroom!

If you can't bring your students to the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, we'll bring the planetarium to your srudents! Using our state-of-the-art technology, we are now offering teachers an interactive virtual “Journey Through the Cosmos” planetarium show.

During this live presentation, we will look into the night sky as you and your class choose your own adventure and journey through the cosmos. We will also tailor your show to cover any specific topics or Academic Standards. No two trips will be exactly the same!

Our live, virtual shows are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12-3 p.m. Each show will be 30 minutes long. Virtual planetarium shows are $30 and limited to 50 students. To participate in the interactive aspect of the show, both teachers and students must be logged into a YouTube account.

For more information, please email planet@sciencemuseumok.org or call 405-602-3705.

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