Planetarium

Temporarily closed for new projectors and software installation

Ages 8+

Accessible

Our live and interactive planetarium programs will return soon with state-of-the-art visualization software.

Discover

Search the Sky

Videos brought to you by The Lawrence Planetarium at UC Berkeley, hosted by John Erickson, the Director of the Planetarium.

About The Planetarium

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You’re Part of the Show

All of our programs are live and interactive, packed with exploration, activities, and questions.

Access + Comfort

  • 44-person capacity
  • Reclined-back seating
  • Wheelchair-accessible

Immersive Technology

This innovative audiovisual experience is brought to you by our uniquely-sourced components.

Our programming is active in 220+ planetariums worldwide

Thoughtfully crafted and developed by the Planetarium Activities for Student Success (PASS) project

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The First of Its Kind

Built in 1973, ours was the very first participatory planetarium. Instead of a lecture-style experience, visitors are invited to engage and actively explore the cosmos.

Plan Your Visit

Admission

General

Age 3+: $20

Kids under 2: FREE

Members: FREE

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3D Theater

Admission + $4

See What’s Happening Today

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Today’s Schedule >

We are installing new state-of-the-art space visualization software and projectors in our planetarium. We will offer space shows once this is complete later in January. In the meantime, we are using the dome for a Biotech Adventure!