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 are subject to change. Click here to see a list of dates and times of upcoming planetarium shows.
Now – November 22
November 24 – December 22
SUBATOMIC - New GRPM Original Show
Back to the Moon for Good
Dark Side: The Light Show
One World, One Sky
Under Starlit Skies
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!
The 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!
For information on other events in West Michigan visit the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association online.