Wayne State University - Public Planetarium Shows

Free public planetarium shows are held on most Friday nights at 7 pm and 8:30 pm.  

Join us for our free weekly planetarium shows at 7pm or 8:30pm each Friday! Tickets for both showtimes are available through this event listing.40 of our 60 seats are reservable for every show. Reserve seats at noon on the Sunday prior to a show. Reserved seats get claimed quickly, but we always have 20 walk in seats available too.

Our Friday night shows are geared towards a general audience and last about 75 minutes. We'll give you a live star talk highlighting what you can see in the sky right now, along with some of our favorite facts and visulatizations of objects in space, followed by a showing of the film Dawn of the Space Age, our full dome film selection for 2019. Planetariums have a dome ceiling where we recreate the night sky using our digital projector, so we can be cloudless and cozy while we learn about the stars. The WSU Planetarium seats 60 people.


Friday March 8th, 2019

Friday March 22nd, 2019

Friday March 29th, 2019

Friday April 5th, 2019

Friday April 12th, 2019

Friday April 19th, 2019

Friday April 26th, 2019


Shows are held at 7pm and 8:30pm nearly every Friday. Shows begin promptly at their scheduled start time, and reserved ticket holders should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to show time, or their seats will be released to walk-in attendees.


Wayne State University Planetarium

0209 Old Main  - 4841 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI 48201

United States



Parking Information

The nearest WSU parking garages with visitor parking are garages 6 and 8. See http://parking.wayne.edu/visitors/index.php for maps and fees.

On street parking is also available; the city charges $1.00 per hour and takes cash, credit cards, or you can use their mobile app ParkDetroit on your phone for payment. Other private lots are also available in the area.

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