Ellis Planetarium, Health & Science Museum (currently CLOSED due to Hurricane Florence)

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A photo of the sky filled with stars.

About the Planetarium

Our 52-seat planetarium is a large, round room with a 24-foot giant dome where the sky (sun, moon, stars, planets, etc.) is projected.

The planetarium also serves as a video screen for content including NASA videos. Various planetarium shows are held daily and are subject to change periodically. 

Planetarium Show Schedule

  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Please contact us at 252-939-3302 to schedule school groups, day camps and other groups. We request that groups of 10 or more call for an appointment to attend a Planetarium show. Anyone coming for a Planetarium show please arrive 10 minutes before show time. Once a show has started the door is locked until the show is over.

Birthday Parties

Come join us for your child's next birthday party. Your child must be turning 4 years of age or older. We have 4 party themes (Mad Scientist, Space Explorers, Animal Explorers, and No Program) ranging in price from $80-$100 and each package includes:
  • Themed activity
  • Special gift
  • Decorations
  • Party area
  • Train ride
Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Neuseway Nature Park and must be scheduled 3 weeks in advance. For more information or to schedule a party please call our staff at 252-939-3302.
A child's photo in an astronaut helmet.