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Acheson Planetarium

Public Planetarium Programs

Science Shop Hours

Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-4pm
Friday: 11am-9pm
Saturday: 11am-4pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm


If our hours don't fit your schedule, our online store is always available!

Changing Exhibit

Ancient Rome - Age of the Caesars

is presented by


February 3 - July 3, 2018

If we could travel back in time and visit Ancient Rome, we would be very surprised to see how many aspects of our society resemble those of 2,000 years ago. We would learn that we have inherited from this great Empire, many of the objects, concepts, technologies and machines that are part of our contemporary life. 

Daily Public Program Schedule

Explore today's program offerings as well as any other special events that might be going on at the Institute of Science! These shows are for general admission visitors. School groups and other groups may attend regularly scheduled public shows. Please check at the Front Desk when you arrive at the Institute for availability

Permanent Exhibits

The museum's exhibitions are housed in 14 permanent galleries. There is also a changing exhibition hall, an outdoor science garden, nature trails, a state-of-the-art planetarium, an observatory and the international headquarters of the Organization for Bat Conservation. The major overarching theme to the exhibitions is the interconnectedness in nature. This idea is introduced to visitors in a unique, multi-media theater called the Connections Theater.