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Current & Upcoming Events

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*All events are included with general admission unless otherwise noted.

Stargazing in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

Join us for STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky during the interactive presentation, then sit back for a featured show for all ages. Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door.

BASF’s Kids’ Lab

The pHun Factor

BASF's Kids’ Lab is BACK!  Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! The March workshop is The pHun Factor. Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that...

April Free First Sunday: All STEM Leads to Rome

Sponsored by BASF

Join us on Sunday, April 2nd, from 1 PM – 5 PM for April Free First Sunday: All STEM Leads to Rome, with free admission sponsored by BASF and hands-on history activities sponsored by SCS. Creatively explore the connection between Classical Chemistry & Engineering during this free admission day featuring hands-on activities and demonstrations! Participants will fire a catapult, build an arch,...

James Hood’s Mesmerica

MESMERICA is coming to the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium! For the very first time, MESMERICA—the fastest-selling fulldome/planetarium music show in history, with over 1,000 sold-out shows in its first year in 30 cities—is coming to the area by playing in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. This family-friendly, mind-blowing immersive projection show is designed to...