Planetarium (Limited Capacity)

Planetarium show at The Franklin Institute, depicting a sky full of swirling stars.

As part of The Franklin Institute's health & safety protocol, some seats have been removed from the Fels Planetarium. Planetarium shows now run every 30 minutes. 

Explore the night sky with cutting-edge astronomical presentations in the awe-inspiring Fels Planetarium. The immersive dome—measuring 60 feet in diameter—provides the ultimate screen for cosmic exploration. Look up and see what the actual night sky would look like without the interference of weather, pollution, or city lights. The immensity and clarity of the view create a sense of wonder and stimulate the imagination. Engaging shows and incredible special effects, accompanied by super-fidelity sound, educate young and old alike about astronomy and our place in the universe. Whether you’re learning about the constellations in our night sky tonight or watching mind-bending fractal zooms, a visit to the Fels Planetarium will be an experience that you won’t soon forget!