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Delta College Planetarium

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.

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  • Birth of Planet Earth
    Birth of Planet Earth

    This eye-opening 4K documentary tracks the perilous path our planet took in its early years through advanced, data-driven, cinema-quality CGI. It explores some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

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  • The Search for Life in Space
    The Search for Life in Space

    The Search for Life will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: "Where did we come from?", "How did we get here?" and "Are we alone?"

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  • Beyond the Sun
    Beyond the Sun

    Join Celeste and Moon on this voyage across the cosmic ocean as they search for another planet like Earth and an answer to the question: "Is there life on worlds beyond our solar system?"

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  • Dark Universe
    Dark Universe

    Dark Universe brings audiences to the cutting edge of cosmic exploration to reveal the breakthroughs that have led astronomers to confront two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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  • Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin*

    The ever-popular classic rock sounds of Led Zeppelin are visualized in high-resolution immersive animations. Dynamic visuals transport audiences with the feeling of motion and transcendence. Surreal original environments match uniquely with the big hit classics from Led Zeppelin. All tickets are $10/person.

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  • Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Pink Floyd: The Wall*

    Pink Floyd’s classic epic about personal struggle weaves its story in one of the most popular light shows ever produced. The bizarre and sometimes dark psychological concepts make for plenty of opportunity for abstract  imagery on the dome. You’ve never experienced "The Wall" like this! All tickets are $10/person.

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*Notice: The music shows contain bright flashing lights, loud noises, mature themes and is inappropriate for children under 12 years old. The planetarium has the right to restrict admission and all children under 8 will be denied entry. No exceptions. All ticket sales are final. Refunds or exchanges are not available. Thank you for your cooperation. 


Family Fun Fair - Saturday, April 27 from 12 - 2pm

What's going on this summer with the arts and culture in Bay City? Find out with a Family Fun Fair hosted by the Bay Arts & Culture Commission at the Delta College Planetarium.

Everyone is invited to see what summer events are being offered by many of Bay City’s organizations representing art, music, theater, reading, science, wellness, history and more. From summer camps and workshops to family events, these Bay City organizations have much to keep you busy this summer. Tables will fill the Planetarium’s Grand Atrium lobby with activities for all ages. Registration information and take-home literature for each organization will be available. Admission is free.

Meteorite or Meteor-Wrong? - Friday, May 17 at 7pm

The Planetarium will host a special talk by Craig Whitford from Michigan State University about meteorites, ancient debris that falls to earth from space. Whitford is the Meteorites Collection Coordinator at the university’s Abrams Planetarium in East Lansing and was lead designer of their new $100,000 meteorite exhibit. The program will focus on the identifying characteristics of meteorites, where they come from, the different types, and their significance in understanding the formation of the solar system. Craig will also look at meteorite finds from across the state, including the most recent specimens from the 2018 fireball explosion near Hamburg Township in southern Michigan. A question and answer period will be included. Special admission price of $5 per person.



"A great venue in the middle of the city. The 360 screen puts you right in the show!"

Wendy N.

Opportunities & Resources

Astronomy at Delta
  • Outer Space
     Astronomy at Delta

    Astronomy is a fascinating topic, it deals with everything in the known universe! You might want to learn what you can see in the sky by exploring it with binoculars or telescopes. Or, maybe you'd like to dive even deeper into the wonders of the universe.

    Search for Astronomy classes

Take Classes at the Planetarium
  • Students in a Computer Lab
    Take a Class at the Planetarium

    You'll love taking classes at the Delta College Planetarium. It's easy, convenient and close to home. Plus, you'll have the same resources and great faculty as you would at main campus. You really can't go wrong.

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Show Schedule
  • Planetarium Seating
    Experience a show at the Planetarium

    Visit the galaxy from the most comfortable seat in the house. The $8.75 million facility, funded by NASA, houses a state-of-the-art Planetarium Digital 360 theater, with a JVC full dome video laser projection system with Digistar® 6 software housed under a tilted 50 foot domed screen with 140 unidirectional seats.

    See upcoming showtimes

  • Children at the Planetarium
    Bring a Group to the Planetarium

    A field trip to the Delta College Planetarium is an interactive learning adventure for groups of all ages. The shows at Delta's Planetarium bring science to life and encourage an excitement for learning.

    Plan Your Group Visit

Room Rentals
  • The Planetarium Theater
     Plan Your Event at the Planetarium

    Are you looking for an unique location for your upcoming event? The Delta College Planetarium has facilities for a variety of uses.


Special Events
  • Planetarium Lobby
    Special Events 

    From rooftop stargazing to seasonal events, the Delta College Planetarium offers exciting special events throughout the year. 

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  • Exterior of Planetarium
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  • Planetarium Lobby Floor
    Be a Star – Support the Planetarium

    The Delta College Planetarium has brought the universe to school children, Delta College students and community members since 1997. Funded by a $8.75 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), it is one of the most active planetariums in Michigan, offering cultural and educational programs to more than 18,000 visitors each year.

    Upgrades and changes continue to redefine the "Planetarium experience", and Delta College has embraced the latest technology. Our Digistar 6 is the world’s most advanced digital theater system. Bright and sharp images, 4K full-dome video and a new 360-degree projection system allow viewers to see, feel and hear a more dramatic and immersive show than ever before.

    You can Be A Star and support Delta’s state-of-the-art facility! Your donation will be dedicated to supporting the future needs of the Planetarium, from new technology to new programs. You can ensure that future generations will be able to see our universe in its entire splendor.

    There are a total of 621 "stars", located in their respective constellations, embedded in the facility’s lobby. Two sizes of stars are available, along with theater seating. Your financial support entitles you to have your name permanently engraved on one of the "stars" or a Planetarium seat.  Sponsorships are tax-deductible, and can immortalize you, your family members or friends.

    If you are interested in sponsoring a star or a Planetarium seat, contact the Delta College Foundation at 989-686-9224 or email