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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.

Click below to purchase planetarium ticket with your admission to the Museum. 

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Now - January 5, 2020

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11:00 AM
One World, One Sky
One World, One Sky
One World, One Sky
One World, One Sky
One World, One Sky
One World, One Sky
One World, One Sky
12:00 PM
Let it Snow
Let it Snow
Let it Snow
Let it Snow
Let it Snow
Let it Snow
Let it Snow
1:00 PM
Escher's Universe
Escher's Universe
2:00 PM
NEW: Habitat Earth
NEW: Habitat Earth
NEW: Habitat Earth
NEW: Habitat Earth
NEW: Habitat Earth
NEW: Habitat Earth
NEW: Habitat Earth
3:00 PM
Under Frozen Skies
Under Frozen Skies
Under Frozen Skies
Under Frozen Skies
Under Frozen Skies
Under Frozen Skies
Under Frozen Skies
4:00 PM
Let it Snow
Let it Snow

PLANETARIUM SHOW DESCRIPTIONS:

For information on other astronomy events in West Michigan visit the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association online.

Sponsored By:

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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!​

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