The Planetarium is currently closed until further notice due to Hurricane Matthew.

If you had a school field trip planned at the park and you have not been notified to reschedule, please call 252-939-3332.
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. The shows are formulated to follow the state's curriculum guidelines but can also be custom designed to fit your needs.

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 5 years of age or older. The birthday package is $75 and includes:
  • Astronomy activity
  • Goody bags
  • Invitations for guests (up to 12 guests; nominal fee for more than 12)
  • Party room
  • Planetarium show
  • Train ride
Parties are held on Saturdays from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Neuseway Planetarium and must be scheduled 2 weeks in advance, and paid 1 week 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.