For years, it’s been the place where thousands of young people and adults come to learn about the universe and worlds beyond our reach.
The Erie Planetarium served as a resource for the Erie community for more than fifty years, and it continues today as the Yahn Planetarium, now a part of Penn State Behrend. The planetarium is located in the School of Science complex on the Behrend campus.
***Masks are required to enter the Yahn Planetarium***
General Public Show Information
- Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. — General Audience “Cosmic Colors” (recommended for ages 9 to adult)
- Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. — Children’s program "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" (recommended for ages 4 & up)
Admission fees are $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 & under. Penn State employees and children under 2 are free. Cash and credit card accepted.
Virtual Planetarium Visits
You can request a group virtual visit to the Yahn Planetarium. Your visit could include current events in astronomy and space science, a view of the current night sky, and more. Please submit your virtual visit request online.
Astronomy at Home
Looking for space-related activities to do at home while the Yahn Planetarium is closed? We have you covered.