• Planetarium and Science Building
    Planetarium and Science Building
  • Stars are beautiful
    Stars are beautiful
  • The Constellations
    The Constellations
  • Looking to the stars
    Looking to the stars

Planetarium

The Texas A&M University-Commerce is home to a Digistar 5 all-digital projection system in a 40 foot dome which provides amazing sights and sounds for the audience. The planetarium's 87 reclined seats immerse the viewer in a space environment, filling their vision, appearing to take them to places beyond the Earth.

Seating

The planetarium is open to the public for shows on Fridays
at 7 & 8 pm. Call 903-468-8652 for a recording indicating shows for given dates.

In addition to Friday night shows, the public is also welcome to attend the summer matinees and homeschool days. Please see the schedules on the left for each of these events. Regular ticket prices apply, no reservations are taken.

Each show lasts about 50 minutes and begins with a live-interactive presentation of the current night sky where constellations, stars, and planets are shown. 
 
Please reference the schedule page at the left for a description of the current shows.

Admission prices to the planetarium are:

  • $4.00 for those under 18 and TAMUC students with ID
  • $4.50 for faculty and staff of the University
  • $4.50 for senior citizens
  • $5.00 for adult general admission

A $1.00 discount will be provided on the second show for each person who purchases tickets for both shows on the same day.

Ticket reservations for Friday night shows can be made in advance by calling 903-468-8650 or by email: planet@tamuc.edu.  Specific seats will not be reserved.

All information is required to complete a reservation.  Please include your 1) last name, 2) date and show time(s), 3) total number of people in your group. 

The request will be added to our reservations list and tickets will be available for purchase in the ticket office on Friday night when the ticket office opens at 6:30 pm.

All personal vehicles are required to display a parking pass for all visits other than Friday night public shows. Please print the completed pass and display on the dash of the vehicle. The form for the free parking pass can be found by clicking this link

Due to construction, please allow for extra time to locate parking.  Parking is availble in lots 16, 18, & 19 or across the street in the nursing building parking area. Parking will not be available in lot 35. See the campus map for more details. 

For everyones comfort and safety, once the doors to the planetarium have been closed, late admission is not permitted.

Visitors Parking Pass Application

School buses do not require parking passes.  Please drop students in the bus pull through area in lot #35 and then locate parking in lot 19.   Lot #19 is the easiest for larger vehicles to navigate.  Parking will not be available in lot 35.

Please allow extra time for parking and making it to the planetarium before show time.


Science Building