Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

Visit the galaxy from the most comfortable seat in the house.

With 1.2 million dollars in renovations, all of the shows feature the latest Digistar projection technology and immersive surround sound for an unbelievably rich and realistic experience. Recline, relax and experience the incredible forces of our universe.

Located within the Museum, the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium is named after the Grand Rapids-born astronaut who lost his life in the 1967 Apollo 1 spacecraft fire.

With general admission planetarium shows are $4 each, Museum members are free and planetarium only tickets $5. Programs also available for school visits.


SHOWTIMES

Showtimes are subject to change. Click here to see a list of dates and times of upcoming planetarium shows. 

Now – November 22

*Actual shows to be determined. Occasionally the Planetarium is booked by school groups which shifts these showtimes. Please keep this in mind as you plan your visit.

November 24 – December 22

*Actual shows to be determined. Occasionally the Planetarium is booked by school groups which shifts these showtimes. Please keep this in mind as you plan your visit.

NOW PLAYING AT THE CHAFFEE PLANETARIUM:

 


 On Black Friday, join us on the dark side for Dark Beer, Dark Side!

On Friday, November 24 at 6 p.m. Brewery Vivant will take you through a sampling of dark beers, and the science behind them! Then grab another beer and head into the Planetarium for Dark Side: The Light Show – set to Pink Floyd’s album Dark Side of the Moon!

Tickets are $12 for members and $22 for general public. Tickets include admission to the Museum, 3 beer samples and admission to the planetarium!

wegelogoThe Chaffee Planetarium upgrade was made possible through the generous support of the Wege Foundation. Additional support for the upgrade was received from the Cook Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Frey Foundation, Baldwin Foundation, Rockford Construction Company, Inc., David DeBruyn, and American Seating. Thank you!

 

Thank you to Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Health  and Hope Network for your support as we plan and develop new planetarium shows.
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Baldwin Foundation and PNC Foundation are proud sponsors of One World, One Sky.  

Observing By MoonlightFor information on other events in West Michigan visit the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association online.