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.

The Planetarium will be closed Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20 for cleaning and maintenance.

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

SHOWTIMES

Now - September 15

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11:00 AM
The Little Star that Could
The Little Star that Could
The Little Star that Could
The Little Star that Could
The Little Star that Could
The Little Star that Could
The Little Star that Could
12:00 PM
SpacePark360: Infinity
SpacePark360: Infinity
SpacePark360: Infinity
SpacePark360: Infinity
SpacePark360: Infinity
SpacePark360: Infinity
SpacePark360: Infinity
1:00 PM
Secrets of the Sun
Secrets of the Sun
2:00 PM
Subatomic
Subatomic
Subatomic
Subatomic
Subatomic
Subatomic
Subatomic
3:00 PM
Under Scorching Skies
Under Scorching Skies
Under Scorching Skies
Under Scorching Skies
Under Scorching Skies
Under Scorching Skies
Under Scorching Skies
4:00 PM
Dark Side: The Light Show
Dark Side: The Light Show

September 21 - November 27

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
Star Lore
Star Lore
1:00 PM
Escher's Universe
Escher's Universe
2:00 PM
New Show - Coming Soon
New Show - Coming Soon
New Show - Coming Soon
New Show - Coming Soon
New Show - Coming Soon
New Show - Coming Soon
New Show - Coming Soon
3:00 PM
Under Starlit Skies
Under Starlit Skies
Under Starlit Skies
Under Starlit Skies
Under Starlit Skies
Under Starlit Skies
Under Starlit Skies
4:00 PM
Dark Side: The Light Show
Dark Side: The Light Show

PLANETARIUM SHOW DESCRIPTIONS:

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

Sponsored By:

WEGE Foundation logo

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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Baldwin Foundation

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