Public Programs

Public planetarium shows, featuring the Digistar II projector, are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 P.M., and Sundays at 4:00 P.M. There are also special shows designed for families on Sundays at 2:30 P.M. Call the program information number (517) 355-4672, for exact show times and other information concerning the public shows.

Admission prices for all shows are:

          Adults, $3.00
          Students and senior citizens, $2.50
          Children (age 12 and under), $2.00

Abrams Planetarium does not accept credit or debit cards.

A current sky talk, using the Digistar projector, will follow all shows. Outdoor observing is held after evening shows as sky conditions permit. Telescopes in front of Abrams Planetarium offer views of selected astronomical objects.

Now showing:

Follow the sly gumshoe, Skye Watcher, as she discovers what is a planet and what happened to Pluto. In her quest, she finds out that this has already happened 200 years ago with the discovery of the asteroids! Our super-sleuth discovers that science rules throughout this planet-status journey with the correct application of the scientific method. This show is great for school children of 3rd grade and above as well as the general public.

Sundays 2:30 p.m.

What would the world look like if we rode on a beam of light? Albert Einstein asked this simple question, and the answer he found forever changed our view of the universe. Einstein’s discoveries penetrated the hearts of stars, explored the mysteries of black hole, and reached to the farthermost edges of the cosmos. Come with us and explore the life and achievements of one of the greatest scientists of all time as be bring back this classic show to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abrams Planetarium..

Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 p.m.
Sundays 4:00 p.m.


Photo credit: Orion, Artwork by Jenny Pon