Planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City

Kirkpatrick Planetarium

A New Way to Experience the Stars

Visit the newly-upgraded Kirkpatrick Planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma! From the solar system to the farthest reaches of the universe, visitors to the Kirkpatrick Planetarium can create their own adventure alongside our astronomy experts — no two live shows are exactly alike.

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Kirkpatrick Planetarium is now outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, giving you a planetarium experience unlike any you’ve seen before. But we're not done yet.

See what's next for the planetarium and learn how you can help 

Shows are included with your general admission. Seating is available on a first-come,first-served basis. Please arrive early to secure your seat! Doors close promptly at showtime.

Now Showing

"Journey Through the Cosmos"
Audience participation is a must for deep space travel! 
Come join us for our live presentation as we look up into the night sky, cruise around the solar system, and maybe even see a galaxy far, far away. Choose your own adventure as we journey through the cosmos — no two trips are exactly the same!

"Planetarium Spotlight"
Presenter's choice! Sit back as our planetarium educators showcase 
new content and a variety of specialized shows. Call on your sense of adventure and join us as we launch into the wonders of astronomy. This show may be a live presentation and discussion, pre-recorded footage, or a combination of both. 

"Cosmic Adventures"
Take a roller coaster ride from the Moon, through our solar system, and all the way outside our galaxy! This high-speed adventure will immerse you in some of the most amazing sites our universe has to offer.

"Tales of a Time Traveler" - Through Nov. 24, 2019
Narrated by David Tennant
Time travel like you’ve never imagined! Explore ancient civilizations, witness the birth of the universe, and discover that time is not so easily defined.

"Secret Lives of Stars" - Beginning Nov. 25, 2019
Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart
Not all stars are created equal.  Some are massive.  Others are tiny; almost insignificant.  The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die.  We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" - Through Nov. 24, 2019
Learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the universe. It's all made possible by two small pieces of glass and the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble, and many others.

"From Earth to the Universe" - Beginning Nov. 25, 2019
The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has inspired awe and been the subject of campfire stories ancient myths for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to travel From Earth to the Universe.

Showtimes through Nov. 24, 2019

Beginning Nov. 25, "Secret Lives of Stars" will take the place of "Tales of a Time Traveler" and "From Earth to the Universe" will take the place of "Two Small Pieces of Glass"

Monday*-Friday

10 a.m.: Cosmic Adventures

11 a.m.: Journey Through the Cosmos

12 p.m.: Journey Through the Cosmos

1 p.m.: Tales of a Time Traveler

2 p.m.: Journey Through the Cosmos

3 p.m.: Two Small Pieces of Glass

4 p.m.: Planetarium Spotlight

*The Kirkpatrick Planetarium is closed the first Monday of each month for routine maintenance

Saturday

10 a.m.: Cosmic Adventures

11 a.m.: Journey Through the Cosmos

12 p.m.: Tales of a Time Traveler

1 p.m.: Journey Through the Cosmos

2 p.m.: Two Small Pieces of Glass

3 p.m.: Journey Through the Cosmos

4 p.m.: Tales of a Time Traveler

5 p.m.: Planetarium Spotlight

Sunday

12 p.m.: Cosmic Adventures

1 p.m.: Journey Through the Cosmos

2 p.m.: Tales of a Time Traveler

3 p.m.:  Journey Through the Cosmos

4 p.m.: Two Small Pieces of Glass

5 p.m.: Planetarium Spotlight