Front Entrance of UofSC Aiken

Public Shows

DuPont Planetarium

Public Shows

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.


You are encouraged to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. You may make a reservation online, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone (803-641-3654). Please include your name, the total number of guests, the date and time you wish to attend, and your phone number. You can make a reservation for up to 20 guests. If you want to bring a larger group, we encourage you to learn more about our private shows. All unclaimed reservations are released 10 minutes before the show.

Please note:

For safety reasons and the consideration of other paying guests, children under four (4) years of age are not permitted in the planetarium.

ADA Statement

Please indicate if you need any special services, assistance, or accommodations to participate in our programs by contacting us in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-641-3313. For a visual or hearing impairment, please get in touch with us at least three business days prior to your visit.

Hands-On Fun

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