The DuPont Planetarium is open for public showings every Saturday. All shows last one hour unless otherwise noted. Each show includes a live "sky tonight" portion. Take a look at our public show schedule to find out what's playing now, or read through descriptions of all our shows to plan something down the road. Weather permitting, the RPSEC Observatory, housing the Bechtel Telescope, will be open for viewing after each show.
Cost of Admission
General (Public) Shows
- $6.50 -- Adults
- $5.50 -- Senior Citizens
- $4.50 -- 4K-12 students
- $2.00 -- USC Aiken Students, Faculty, and Staff (with ID)
1/2-hour SEED Shows
- $3.00 -- Adults
- $2.00 -- Senior Citizens/4K-12 Students/USCA
Discounted Rates & Memberships
- 50% off ticket prices with college or military ID
- $50.00 -- Annual Membership Card
The Annual Membership Card allows one person (named on the card) to attend unlimited shows at the DuPont Planetarium for one year from the date of purchase. The member may also bring up to 6 guests during this time. The member must accompany all guests. Reservations are recommended.
For safety reasons and the consideration of other paying guests, children under four (4) years of age are not permitted in the planetarium.
While you're waiting for your show, be sure to take a look around. We have a walk-in kaleidoscope, geology displays and even planet scales where you can see how much you would weigh throughout the solar system!
You can find out more about the planetarium before your visit.
Public Show Schedule