Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you must purchase your tickets online in advance, which will guarantee you a
seat for that show! Please either print out your tickets at home, or show proof of
purchase to our ticket agent at the door on your mobile device.
At this time, we will not be offering ticket purchases at the door. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Doors will open about half an hour before show time. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to show time so you can choose your seats!
For the safety of our seated patrons, no one is allowed in the Planetarium once the show has started.
To ensure you are seated when the presentation begins, please arrive early. If you arrive after the show has begun, you may use your ticket for a future public show with seating availability.
Our calendar includes film listings for public events, special events like movie nights, as well as guest speakers!
We currently have 19 films in our library, all covering various topics in science! From black holes to stars, from plants and trees to the cells in your body, our films cover a wide variety of STEM topics. You can always find descriptions of the upcoming movies offered in our calendar!
The Planetarium is located in the D-building on CBC's Pasco campus and most easily accessed from Argent Road via Farm Road. Accessible parking is available in the lot to the north of the facility.
Yes! The Planetarium is an indoor theater with a large, curved screen suspended above the audience. Our projectors cast images of the night sky and fulldome films onto the ceiling, and our show operators guide patrons on a tour of the cosmos. At our observatory, you can observe the actual night sky through our 16-inch telescope housed in the Robert & Elisabeth Moore Observatory.
Plan Your Visit!
Tickets and memberships can be purchased in advance online. Please plan to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the show to ensure you will be able to be seated. For the safety of our seated guests, no one is allowed inside the Planetarium once the show begins.
Children (Ages 0 to 5)*
Youth (Ages 6 to 12)*
Adults (Ages 13 to 59)
Seniors (Ages 60+)
CBC faculty/staff (with current ID)
CBC students (with current quarter ID)
Annual Memberships (unlimited visits**)
(Includes two adults and up to four children age 12 and under)
*All children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times
**Special showings may include additional costs
Rent the Planetarium for your club or office meeting, birthday party, merit badge training or other special event!
|First hour (up to 96 guests)||$350|
|Additional hour in theater||$100|
|Additional hour in lobby||$50|
Special discounted rates may be available for certain groups; please email us for more information.
Teachers--we love to host your students at the Planetarium! Hour-long visits to the Planetarium can be scheduled for school groups, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Your affiliation with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction determines any possible rental fees.