Special Events

Halloween at the Planetarium - Oct 31st from 5p-8p

Our annual Halloween extravaganza is back! Enjoy a spooktaclar night at the planetarium! This event is FREE and fun for all ages. Costumes are encouraged but please keep them family friendly. 

What to expect:

  • Fun STEM activities and demonstrations 
    • Examples: Alien Slime, Creepy Cockroaches, Pin the Bone on the Skeleton, etc.
  • Planetarium shows (schedule below)
  • Lots of candy!
  • Awesome raffle prizes

Planetarium Show Schedule

Tickets for the FREE planetarium shows can be picked up during the event at the ticket table next to the Planetarium hallway. To begin, we ask that groups select tickets for one show only. This helps to ensure as many people can enjoy the shows as possible. If there are tickets left to other shows later, then groups can pick up tickets to a second show. 

  • 5:00p - Spooky Space
  • 5:25p - Spooky Space
  • 5:50p - Spooky Space
  • 6:15p - Black Holes Will Steal ALL Your Candy with Bob King
  • 6:40p - Black Holes Will Steal ALL Your Candy with Bob King
  • 7:05p - Halloween Skies
  • 7:30p - Halloween Skies

Show Descriptions

  • Spooky Space - Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the stars -- the stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Closed captions available upon request.
  • Black Holes Will Steal ALL Your Candy - Visit the scariest thing in the whole universe — matter packed so tight not even light can escape! 
  • Halloween Skies - Learn what stars and constellations you can find in the Halloween night sky

Halloween Raffle

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each at the Raffle table during the event. Winners will be drawn at 8p and emailed the next day. Winners do not need to be present at the time of the drawing but they will have 1 week to claim their prize. 

Raffle prizes


  • 1st place - LEGO Perseverance Rover
  • 2nd place - Discovery Planetarium Projector
  • 3rd place - Moon lamp + Planetarium water bottle