Planetarium Shows

Tickets are required for all planetarium and live animal programs. Observatory activities are included with admission.

Planetarium Schedule & Shows!

Click here for a schedule of planetarium programs during special events.

Astronomy Resources

The Sky

Monthly Star Chart

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This is an easy-to-use star chart that shows the sky only for evenings in the month indicated. Download and print it for free, courtesy of Cranbrook Institute of Science. Have fun!


Since the 1950's, the planetarium at Cranbrook Institute of Science has helped over 1 million visitors discover and enjoy the marvels of the universe.

Acheson Planetarium

The planetarium at Cranbrook Institute of Science is an intimate theater that allows you to explore and experience the universe. It features a state-of-the-art Digistar star projector manufactured by Evans & Sutherland Corp., a company also renowned for its simulation products for aviation and government clients. The Digistar allows star fields and other images to be projected and moved through.

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