General Public Show Information

General Public Show Information

Public courses are always changing at the Erie Planetarium.Public shows are offered year-round at the Yahn Planetarium of Erie at Penn State Behrend. More than twenty shows are available for private groups to choose from, and programs for the general public change seasonally.

Public shows are offered Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. throughout the year except holidays, special event closings, etc. 

The Yahn Planetarium also encourages you to schedule a show for your next school or group outing. Please click here to learn more about group shows.

For additional information, contact planetarium director Jim Gavio at 814-898-7268 or jvg10@psu.edu.
 

Schedule

Thursdays

  • 1:00 p.m. — "The Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter," recommended for ages 9 to adult.

Saturdays

  • 1:00 p.m. — "The Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter," recommended for ages 9 to adult.
  • 2:30 p.m. — "One World, One Sky - Big Bird's Adventure" recommended for all ages.

*All shows are followed by a look at the current night sky in the planetarium dome.*

Admission Prices

  • Adults — $5
  • Children, 12 and under — $3
  • All Penn State students, faculty & staff get free admission with Penn State id+ Card.