Homeschool groups are welcome to schedule a planetarium show using the same procedures as private groups or school groups.
When reservations are made, homeschool groups will receive a confirmation letter via email with information to complete all travel arrangements, including payment and bus reservations. It is not our practice to invoice schools. All necessary information will be made available in the confirmation letter. We ask that you include the following in your scheduling request:
- Total number in the group (maximum capacity is 81)
- Grade level
- Show preference
- School name, phone number and mailing address (if you are part of a large homeschool program)
- Contact name, phone number and email
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 16, 18 and 19.
|Senior citizens over 55 and A&M-Commerce faculty and staff with ID
|Children under 18 and university students with ID
|Privately scheduled groups, school groups, or special programs:
|Per person rate for one show selection for groups larger than 10
|Per person rate for two shows presented back-to-back
|Minimum fee for groups with less than 10 in attendance for one show
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.
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.
- P.O. Box 3011
- Commerce, TX 75429-3011
For a recorded message providing show information and times, call 903.468.8652.