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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.

Now Showing

  • From Earth to the Universe
    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.

    Showtimes & TICKETS

  • Stars of the Pharaohs
    Stars of the Pharaohs

    Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar and align huge buildings. You’ll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world.

    Showtimes & TICKETS

  • Perfect Little Planet
    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.

    Showtimes & TICKETS

  • Aurora: Lights of Wonder
    Aurora: Lights of Wonder

    The aurora is the greatest wonder a human can experience in nature. The show tells the story of how auroras are formed, the secret behind the colors, the best places to see them, their different shapes, auroras on other planets, and more.

    Showtimes & TICKETS

  • The Dark Side of the Moon
    Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's album "The Dark Side of the Moon," the planetarium will be bringing back our hugely popular light show in March & April. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets early, either online or in person. Do not rely on tickets being available at the door. This show has a history of selling out fast!

    Notice: The show contains bright flashing lights, loud noises and is inappropriate for children under 10 years old. The planetarium has the right to restrict admission and all children under 10 will be denied entry. No exceptions. All ticket sales are final. Refunds or exchanges are not available. Thank you for your cooperation.

    All tickets are $7/person and no discounts are available.

    Showtimes & Tickets

Special Events

Spring Break Public Shows - During the weeks of March 26 & April 2

In addition to our regularly scheduled public shows, the planetarium will offer more showtimes for two weeks to coincide with school spring breaks in Bay City, Saginaw and Midland. All of the additional shows are great for children and families.

Showtimes & Tickets

Madonna 40 - Friday, March 31 at 5:30 & 7pm

The Bay County Historical Museum and the Planetarium are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Madonna's first hit single. The event features several music videos and the short film Smelly Little Town, which details Bay City's relationship with the star. Zach Neumeyer, Director and Producer of the documentary, will be available for a Q&A following the showing. Tickets are $10/person.

Notice: Planetarium gift certificates, passes, coupons or any other discounts cannot be used for this show.

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Music Under the Stars - Saturday, May 13 at 4:30 & 6:30pm

Enjoy live music by a special consort of musicians from the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra set to unique immersive animation in the planetarium's Dome360 Theater. This one-of-a-kind experience features a string quintet led by Gregg Powell, Principal Bassist and Personnel Manager for the Symphony. All selections are visually choreographed to vibrant visual effects from spacescapes to surrealistic environments. Due to the nature of the live performance in a small venue, the experience is not recommended for children under 12. Tickets are $20/person.

Notice: Planetarium gift certificates, passes, coupons or any other discounts cannot be used for this show.

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Mesmerica is back!

  • Mesmerica

    Fridays through April 14 at 5:30 & 7pm

    March features the return of the immensely popular Mesmerica show!  This visual music journey features the music of award-winning composer and percussionist James Hood combined with animated 3D art and environments curated from artists around the world.

    Notice:  Mesmerica is presented by Moodswings LLC, Poseidon Music Ltd and Vortex Immersion Media Inc. The Delta College Planetarium is serving only as the venue. Tickets can only be purchased through Mesmerica. Planetarium gift certificates, passes, coupons or any other discounts cannot be used for this show. Any questions or concerns should be directed to

    Mesmerica Tickets and Information


Delta’s planetarium contains one of the world’s most advanced digital theater systems.

Dollar Signs

In 1993, Delta College secured a grant from NASA totaling $8.75 million to fund the design and construction of the Planetarium.

Delta College 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!"

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.

    Search for Classes 

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. 

    See what's coming up

  • 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