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

School Groups 6-12th Grade

We are currently offering several different shows for this age group. Details about each of the shows are given below. With these shows the students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and see a view of the current night sky where constellations, stars and planets will be shown. The total show will last about an hour. This is a field trip that should not be missed.

The planetarium has a seating capacity of 87. If the visiting group exceeds this number, we can easily schedule multiple sessions to accommodate larger groups. 

The price for one show is $4 per person and groups interested in seeing two shows on the same day will receive a $1.00 discount on the second show. Ticket prices are the same for each member of your group; including students, teachers, parents, bus drivers etc. A single check for the whole group is preferred and can be made payable to TAMUC Planetarium.

Shows can be scheduled from 8 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday.  Please allow one hour per show when scheduling your visit to the planetarium.

Shows currently available include:

Reservations can be made by e-mail at planet@tamuc.edu or by calling our office at (903) 468-8650.  We schedule school groups according to their needs and travel time; therefore we do not start all shows at the beginning of the hour. 

Teachers, when calling or emailing to make reservations, all of the following information is required:

  • Total number of people in your group
  • Grade level
  • Show preference
  • School name
  • Mailing address
  • Contact name
  • School phone number
  • Email address

PARKING

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

Visitors Parking Pass Application

Please note as of 15 February 2017, construction will begin for the new nursing facility which will be located in lot 35.  Due to construction, lot 35 will be closed for regular parking. Please utilize lots 18 and 19, found on the campus map at the link below, for all parking.

Campus Map 

The entrance from Hwy 24 will be permanently closed.  Please enter the campus from Culver and Neal Streets.  Signs should be posted to assist with directions.

BUSES

Please use the drive through in lot 35 to drop-off and pick-up passengers.  Bus parking will be available in lots 18 and 19 on the campus map at the link above.