Special Events @ the Science Dome

The Science Dome hosts free and low cost special events open to the public involving planetarium shows and  hands-on science demonstrations appropriate for all ages!

If you are interested in private party science dome shows please fill out this inquiry form.

Upcoming Free Public Events:


2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. This is the first time a total solar eclipse will cross coast-to-coast since 1918!
We are just outside the path of the TOTAL eclipse. From Lakewood 94% of the sun will be blocked by the moon! Join us in viewing this spectacular event!

-We will provide SAFE ways to view the eclipse*
-Live stream of the TOTAL eclipse rain or shine
-Presentations in the Science Dome describing what happens during a solar eclipse

*DO NOT look directly at the sun on your own without proper equipment

Pre-eclipse planetarium presentation in the Science Dome at 8:30 am

Eclipse begins at 9:08 AM
Eclipse is maximum at 10:20 AM
Eclipse ends at 11:38 AM

Post-eclipse planetarium presentation in the Science Dome at 11:45 am




Check out some of our Past Events at the Science Dome!