Public Shows

Public Shows are held every Friday and Saturday.  Public shows are also held on Wednesdays in the summer.  The schedule is below.

There are two types of programs Children’s Shows and All-Ages Shows.

  • Tickets can be reserved online using a major credit card in advance through Eventbrite for small fee: (clicking  will take you to a 3rd party website)
  • Tickets can be purchased with CASH ONLY at the door starting 20 minutes before show time.

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(Ages 3-8)

Saturdays 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm
40-50 minutes
Prices: Child $3, Adult – Free

These interactive shows are specially designed for our youngest visitors.  You can expect to get up out of your seat and get moving! Show topics vary: Hula hoop with Saturn, bounce on the moon, find and make up your own constellations, fly to another star system and much more!  Children’s Show Descriptions.

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ALL-AGES SHOWS

Wednesdays 1 pm, 2:15 pm (Summer Only)
Fridays 7 pm (Year-round)
Saturdays 3:15 pm (Year-round)
1 hour
Prices: Adult – $6, Child $3, Pierce College Student – $3

General Audience shows start with a half hour interactive tour of our current night sky and are followed by a 25-40 minute fulldome video.  Videos are shown on a rotating basis.  Descriptions of the videos can  be found here.  A question and answer period will follow the video if time permits.


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Science Dome Show Schedule: 

Day Date Time Show
Wed 16-Jul 1:00 PM Life: A Cosmic Story
2:15 PM Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
Fri 18-Jul 7:00 PM Back To The Moon For Good
Sat 19-Jul 12:30 PM Children’s Show: A Walk on the Moon
2:00 PM Children’s Show: A Walk on the Moon
3:15 PM Secret Lives of Stars
Wed 23-Jul 1:00 PM Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
2:15 PM Lamps of Atlantis
Fri 25-Jul 7:00 PM Space Junk
Sat 26-Jul 12:30 PM Children’s Show: Pluto the Forgotten Planet
2:00 PM Children’s Show: Pluto the Forgotten Planet
3:15 PM Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Wed 30-Jul 1:00 PM Dynamic Earth
2:15 PM Life: A Cosmic Story
Fri 1-Aug 7:00 PM Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
Sat 2-Aug noon-5 PM Special Event: Astronomy Day, hosted by the Tacoma Astronomical Society
Wed 6-Aug 1:00 PM Secret Lives of Stars
2:15 PM Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Fri 8-Aug 7:00 PM Lamps of Atlantis
Sat 9-Aug 1-5:00 PM Special Event: Maker FEST
Wed 13-Aug 1:00 PM Moons: Worlds of Mystery
2:15 PM Dynamic Earth
Fri 15-Aug 7:00 PM Life: A Cosmic Story
Sat 16-Aug 12:30 PM Children’s Show: Comets, Asteroids & Meteors, Oh My!
2:00 PM Children’s Show: Comets, Asteroids & Meteors, Oh My!
3:15 PM Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
Wed 20-Aug 1:00 PM Space Junk
2:15 PM Secret Lives of Stars
Fri 22-Aug 7:00 PM Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Sat 23-Aug 12:30 PM Children’s Show: Magnificent Moons
2:00 PM Children’s Show: Magnificent Moons
3:15 PM Lamps of Atlantis
Wed 27-Aug 1:00 PM Back To The Moon For Good
2:15 PM Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Fri 29-Aug 7:00 PM Dynamic Earth
Sat 30-Aug 12:30 PM Children’s Show: Planetary Explorers
2:00 PM Children’s Show: Planetary Explorers
3:15 PM Life: A Cosmic Story
Wed 3-Sep 1:00 PM Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
2:15 PM Space Junk
Fri 5-Sep 7:00 PM Secret Lives of Stars
Sat 6-Sep 12:30 PM Children’s Show: A Walk on the Moon
2:00 PM Children’s Show: A Walk on the Moon
3:15 PM Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity