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Welcome to the BYU-Idaho Planetarium
Come see stars, planets, and constellations as if you were gazing at the night sky.

Upcoming Shows at the BYU-Idaho Planetarium

Thursdays | ROM 107 | 7:00 PM | $2.00 at the door
Learn about forces that hold the universe together and at times rip it apart.
September 29
Discover the mystery and intrigue behind the power and awe of black holes.
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
Explore water worlds, molten landscapes, inhabitable moons, and other exotic planets in the universe.
November 3
November 10
November 17
November 24 - Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Journey back 2000 years to discover the star that heralded a newborn King.
December 1
December 8
December 15-29 Closed for semester break

We will be closed for the Semester Break from December 15 – Jan 5. Shows will resume on Thursday, Jan 5, 2023.

Public and Private Show Information

The planetarium, located in the George S. Romney Building (ROM 107), offers opportunities to explore the universe with public and private shows.
Open Public Shows
Tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Planetarium comfortably seats 40 adults. Most shows last about 30 minutes.

Public shows are not available on holidays, finals week, school breaks, and all of August.

If you have a timing conflict, a large group to accommodate, or want to view a specific show, consider scheduling a private show.

Cost
$2.00 per person.

Children ages 5 and under are free with an adult. Some shows may not be appropriate for young children due to loud noise and darkness.
Private Shows and Reservations
The Planetarium offers private shows for school, scout, family, church, and civic groups. The Planetarium will comfortably seat 40 adults.
Look over the list of planetarium shows to choose one that best fits your group.

Scheduling a Show
Schedule private shows through the Scheduling Office at 208-496-3126. Shows can be reserved at limited times Monday through Friday, excluding Monday and Friday nights.
Shows must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance, but can be scheduled up to one month in advance.

Cost
Private showings are $2.00 per person or a minimum of $40 (if your group has less than 20 people)

We offer the following payment options:
  • Check: Made out to BYU-Idaho. This method is the quickest/simplest form of payment.
  • Cash: You must have exact change, we do not have a cash box and cannot make change.
  • Credit or debit cards: Are not handled by our department. At the time of your show, you will be directed to use the CashNet system through the Financial Services Office using a QR code on the receipt. No pre-payments are allowed.