• 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 has a 40-foot dome and a Digistar 5 all-digital projection system which fills the dome with amazing sights and sounds. The planetarium's 87 reclined seats immerse the audience 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 & 8pm. Call 903-468-8652 for a recording indicating shows for given dates.

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 reservation taken.

Each show lasts about 50 minutes and begins with a live 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 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. For everyones comfort and safety, once the doors to the planetarium have been closed, late admission is not permitted.

Visitors Parking Pass Application

School busses do not require parking passes.  Please drop students in the bus pull through area in lot #35 and then locate parking in lots 16, 18, & 19. Please allow extra time for parking.


Science Building