Planetarium Shows

The Glastonbury Planetarium is the most technologically advanced digital theater in Connecticut. The Planetarium educates students from Glastonbury and surrounding towns and, at the same time, serves as an educational and recreational resource for the entire community.

We offer curriculum focused classes for Glastonbury students, public shows on select Thursday nights and Saturdays, music concerts under the stars, field trip for schools and community groups throughout Connecticut, and birthday parties experiences.

Public Show Schedule

Showing this Fall!

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface.

October 4 & 18, 2018

7:00 pm

An epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people.

November 1 & 29, 2018

7:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, the “seventh wonder of the modern world.”

December 6 & 20, 2018

7:00 pm

In “Perfect Little Planet,” a family from another star system is doing just that — looking for the perfect vacation spot as they travel through our solar system.

October 20, 2018

11:00 am

Laugh and learn as these animated characters explore the inner workings of the human body!

November 3 & 17, 2018

11:00 am

What does it take to become an astronaut?

December 1 & 15, 2018

11:00 am

Coming Soon!

Ice Worlds

The delicate balance between ice, water and the existence of life has been a topic of scientific inquiry for generations. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, we'll examine the ecosystems that exist and thrive there and learn how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we'll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our Solar System. Winner of five Telly Awards. Narrrated by Academy Award nominated actress, Emily Watson. Produced in cooperation with the University of New Hampshire, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with the support of the National Science Foundation.