The Delta College Planetarium inspires exploration through entertaining Dome360 shows and events. But did you know you could take classes there, as well?
The Planetarium is located in the heart of downtown Bay City, at the beginning of historic Center Avenue. It is within walking distance to Wenonah Park, numerous restaurants, coffee houses, shops and the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library.
From Earth to the Universe
From Earth to the Universe begins with a tour of the various worlds in the solar system. We then leave our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of countless galaxies.
Perfect Little Planet
Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
Scientists aren't waiting for asteroids and comets to come to us to learn more about them. Get an up-close look at spacecraft sent to rocky asteroids and icy comets. You’ll follow the trek of the Chelyabinsk meteor as it entered Earth's atmosphere in 2013 and visualize major shifts in the history of the solar system billions of years in the making.
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
The Dark Side of the Moon is the most successful album of the band Pink Floyd. Even on its own, it’s a terrific listening experience but the visual impressions make it a memorable event that pushes the boundaries of a new entertainment dimension. All tickets are $7 a seat.
See what shows are playing in April and beyond.
There is always something happening at the Delta College Planetarium. Explore the universe with unique events that combine shows, presentations, demonstrations and interactive learning opportunities for all ages.
Are you looking for something to do during spring break? Come to the Planetarium and see Cody Coyote’s Adventure on Tuesday, Perfect Little Planet on Wednesday and The Secrets of Gravity on Thursday.
This one hour presentation will focus on the spring sky. We will give you a tour of the constellations that are visible as well as the planets, nebulae and star clusters along the way. Tickets are $3 a person, cash only.
Join us and the Sunset Astronomical Society for some dark skies at the Bay City State Park. We’ll start in the Visitors Center with activities at 7pm, a star talk at 8pm and then move outside with the telescopes at 9pm. The activities and talk go on regardless of weather but observing is weather dependent.
Delta’s planetarium contains one of the world’s most advanced digital theater systems.
In 1993, Delta College secured a grant from NASA totaling $8.75 million to fund the design and construction of the Planetarium.
The exterior “cone” shape of the Planetarium theater represents a rocket exhaust nozzle.
"A great venue in the middle of the city. The 360 screen puts you right in the show!"