The Miami Planetarium opened its doors to the public on November 4, 1966 and has entertained and educated children of all ages about astronomy and the wonders of the night sky ever since. The Planetarium, home to Jack Horkheimer’s Star Gazer, the world’s first and only weekly television series on naked-eye astronomy, houses a 65-foot diameter domed projection screen with 231 seats. At the heart of the Planetarium is a SPITZ “Space Transit Planetarium” star projector, which is capable of accurately reproducing the stars and planets as seen from anywhere on Earth at any time during the year. Shows daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Click Here to view Planetarium show schedule.
The Planetarium also features surround sound, video projection, lasers and breathtaking four story tall multi-media imagery. Unlike any other in South Florida, the Museum’s Planetarium is a unique setting for bringing the stars and planets indoors in animated live star shows and music-filled laser light shows.
The Weintraub Observatory houses two powerful Meade telescopes. At 7:00 p.m. each first Friday of the month a free Planetarium show precedes Observatory session. This once a month free star show is not dependent on the weather as is the Observatory. Observatory hours from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Peer through the telescope to view the planets, the four moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and double stars.
National Astronomy Day
Join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a day and night jam packed with everything Astro! Its a lunar day for all ages. Enjoy star shows, guest speakers, receive free starfinders and 'Getting Started in Astronomy' materials. Once here, enter for a chance to win your very own Celestron Telescope.