Planetarium

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium has a 40-foot dome and recently upgraded to a Digistar 5 all-digital projection system which fills the dome with sights and sounds beyond imagination. The planetarium's 87 reclined seats immerse the audience in a space environment, filling their vision and appearing to take them beyond the confines of Earth.

The planetarium is open to the public for shows on Fridays
at 7 & 8 pm. Call 903-468-8652 for a recording indicating shows for given dates.

Each show lasts about 50 minutes and begins with a live presentation of the current night sky where constellations, stars, and planets are shown. 

Admission Prices

  • $4.00 for those under 18 and TAMUC students with ID
  • $4.50 for faculty and staff of the university
  • $4.50 for senior citizens
  • $5.00 for adult general admission

A $1.00 discount will be provided on the second show for each person who purchases tickets for both shows on the same day.

Ticket reservations can be made in advance by calling 903-468-8650 or by email planet@tamuc.edu.  Specific seats will not be reserved.

Parking

All personal vehicles are required to display a parking pass for all visits other than Friday night public shows. Please print the completed free pass and display on the dash of the vehicle. 

Visitors Parking Pass Application

School buses do not require parking passes and bus parking is available as indicated in the lot behind the science building.  (Lot #35)

 

2201 W Neal St, Commerce, TX 75428

Place Type

Academic

Phone

903.468.8650

Website

tamuc.edu

Upcoming Events

Planetarium Show - Kaluoka’hina

Family Weekend attendees can enjoy our state-of-the-art planetarium and watch Kaluoka’hina. The film transports the viewer to a tropical reef, a...

9/20 2pm
Stars: The Powerhouse of the Universe

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome...

9/20 7pm
Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos

The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material...

9/20 8pm
Stars: The Powerhouse of the Universe

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome...

9/27 7pm
Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos

The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material...

9/27 8pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Chinwendu Eke

Chinwendu Eke left a positive review 11/22/2018

Enlightening

Evi Ofekeze

Evi Ofekeze left a positive review 8/30/2018

WOW!!!!, It was amazing and insightful, and the curator did a really amazing job explaining the constellation. Kudos to the team

Divya Thakur

Divya Thakur left a review 4/12/2018

It was interesting. But it was unconvincingly cut short at places, and few things were arbitrarily shown.

Planetarium

Planetarium posted a photo 1/25/2018