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Public Show Schedule 2022

 

For up-to-the-minute information about Illinois State University Planetarium offerings, call the planetarium hotline at (309) 438-5007 day or night. Listen for announcements regarding programs and activities planned in cooperation with the Twin City Amateur Astronomers.


June 2022

The Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to present Flight Adventures, running June 1 through July 22. Show times are Wednesdays at 2 PM and Fridays at 7:30 PM.

Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds soar and aircraft fly. Learn the history of flight and explore the future of aviation -- including how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to fly.


After each show we explore some of the highlights found in the evening sky. This includes looking at the Moon, planets, bright stars, and constellations currently visible from Central Illinois.


Admission to the ISU Planetarium is $5 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-12, ISU students with ID, and seniors; and $3.00 for children ages 3-4. Tickets are available in the Planetarium Gift Shop, next to the Planetarium, beginning 20 minutes before each show.

Cash and checks only. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following Illinois State University policy: face coverings are recommended, but not required, in all University public indoor spaces. This includes the ISU Planetarium. For more information, please visit the University's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response web site.


Teachers and community group leaders: Are you interested in bringing your students or group?

If so then please call the Illinois State University Planetarium about special presentations at (309) 438-2496 Mondays through Friday, during regular business hours!



Admission and Policies

Tickets for the ISU Planetarium's public shows may be purchased in the Planetarium Gift Shop beginning beginning 20 minutes before each show.

Admission for the Plantarium's regular programs is:

Preschoolers (Ages 3-4) . . . . . $ 3.00
Children (Ages 5-12) . . . . . . $ 4.00
Adults (Ages 13-59 ) . . . . . . $ 5.00
Seniors (Ages 60 and older) . . . . . . $ 4.00
ISU faculty, staff, students . . . . . . $ 4.00

Cash and checks only. Sorry, but no debit or credit cards accepted. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in scheduling a private show for your school or community group then please call the Illinois State University Planetarium about special presentations at (309) 438-2496 during regular business hours, Mondays through Fridays!

 

Location

The white-domed Illinois State University Planetarium is located at the east end of Felmley Hall of Science, on the corner of College Avenue and School Street in Normal. Please see the map below.

 

Parking

Inexpensive parking for the 2 PM Wednesday matinees is available in the ISU visitor lot, located on Locus Street. Free parking for the 7:30 PM Friday programs is available a short distance from the ISU Planetarium in University red-tag F-67 parking lot, located on the east side of School Street.

 

Updated May 26, 2022.

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