COVID-19 Response

The Planetarium has instituted the following guidelines for the health and safety of all visitors and planetarium staff:

  • The maximum number of guests is reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.
  • Although masks are no longer required, they are highly recommended for all visitors; especially in an enclosed area.
  • Groups will not be permitted into the dome until disinfection has been completed. Shows will be scheduled to allow time for cleaning between groups and will begin at the scheduled time.
  • The planetarium has added additional ventilation including units with HEPA filters.
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Homeschool Show Schedule

Homeschool Show Schedule

Homeschool shows are offered the first Monday of each month starting October 4 at 10:00 a.m.

No reservations will be taken for homeschool groups. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are operating at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. The ticket office will open at 9:30 a.m. and tickets are available at that time on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be limited to approximately 50% capacity.

Parking passes are required and the free parking pass can be completed and printed before arrival. The pass should be displayed on the dash of each vehicle; passes are not available after arrival. Parking is available in lots 18 and 19.

Date1:00 p.m.
October 4thTwo Small Pieces of Glass
November 1stEarth, Moon, and Sun
December 6thSecret of the Cardboard Rocket
February 7thMagic Globe
March 7thAstronaut
April 4thKaluoka’hina
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ADMISSION PRICES

General Admission
Adults $5.00
Senior citizens over 55 and TAMUC faculty and staff with ID $5.00
Children under 18 and university students with ID $5.00
Privately scheduled groups, school groups, or special programs:
Per person rate for one show selection for groups larger than 10 $5.00
Per person rate for two shows presented back-to-back $9.00
Minimum fee for groups with less than 10 in attendance for one show $50.00

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

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Directions

The planetarium is located in the McFarland Science Building of the A&M-Commerce campus, located approximately 65 miles northeast of the Dallas metroplex.

From Dallas, take Interstate 30 east. Exit to Highway 50/24 (exit 101) and proceed approximately 10 miles north to Commerce. The first intersection/stoplight is Culver and Hwy 50/24, turn right toward the east and prepare to take the first turn left turn on Neal Street. Continue straight on Neal Street which will end at the McFarland Science Building. Signs have been posted for directions beginning at the intersection of Culver and Hwy 50/24.

Physical address: 2201 W. Neal St, Commerce, TX 75428

All personal vehicles are required to complete and print a Free Visitor Parking pass for all visits other than Friday night public shows.

Due to construction in front of the science building, please utilize parking lots 16, 18, and 19 on the campus map found at the link below for all parking.

Parking in Lot 35 is extremely limited during regular business hours.

Please allow extra time for parking and to purchase tickets. For the comfort and safety of all our visitors, once the planetarium doors are closed, late admission is not permitted.

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