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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.

Public Show Cancellations

We regret to inform you that we have canceled our public planetarium shows on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29. If you have already purchased tickets for either show, we will be refunding the cost of your ticket(s) and you will also receive a confirmation email from a member of our staff. If you do not receive a refund and a confirmation letter, please reach out to us at or call us at 989-667-2260. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • Incoming!

    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.

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  • 3-2-1 Liftoff!
    3-2-1 Liftoff!

    A hamster named Elon is a scientist who lives in a junkyard. One day, he hears a loud crash and finds a damaged robot in a crater. After fixing the robot, Elon learns that it came from a spaceship. Will Elon be able to return the robot back to its ship before it leaves?

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  • Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
    Eclipse: The Sun Revealed

    Get ready for the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse! This fulldome production features exciting visuals that explore the historical and cultural views of eclipses, what can be seen from within the shadow of a total solar eclipse, how to safely view an eclipse and a first-hand account of one person’s experience during a total solar eclipse.

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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.

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Special Events

Partial Solar Eclipse Watch - Saturday, October 14 at 12pm

Join us on the planetarium’s rooftop observation deck (weather permitting) to watch a partial eclipse of the Sun. Planetarium staff and astronomy club volunteers will be on hand with specially filtered telescopes to provide a safe view of the eclipse. Maximum eclipse occurs at 1:02pm with 34% of the Sun’s disk covered by the Moon. Certified safe eclipse viewers will be available for sale in the planetarium gift shop. This is a free event.

International Observe the Moon Night - Friday, October 20 at 7pm

This annual event features viewing the Moon from the planetarium’s rooftop observation deck with telescopes and binoculars. The event begins with a live presentation in the Dome360 Theater about the Moon, guiding visitors through the lunar surface features and highlighting current space missions. The show occurs regardless of weather, but observing is weather dependent. This is a free event.

Webb Space Telescope: NASA’s Technological Marvel – Friday, November 3 at 7pm

Dr. Gregory Wirth, Michigan native now scientist and engineer who worked on the new James Webb Space Telescope, offers a stunning visual presentation about how NASA’s latest hi-tech marvel is revolutionizing modern astronomy.  From unveiling the secrets of nearby planets to unlocking the mysteries of the most distant galaxies, the James Webb Space Telescope has become an unparalleled “discovery machine” for astronomers.  Greg will also give us a preview of the next great space observatory, the Roman Space Telescope, due to be launched in 2027, which will image exoplanets and look for evidence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Tickets $10/person.


Jupiter/Saturn Night - Friday, November 17 at 7pm

View the two largest planets in our solar system from our rooftop observation deck. We will start out with a planetarium show in the Dome360 Theater to introduce visitors to Jupiter before observing. The show occurs regardless of weather, but observing is weather dependent. This is a free event.

"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